Seasoned Capitol Hill Staffer Named Director of Government Relations; Will Help Association Advance Federal Policies That Strengthen and Recognize the Importance of Travel in America
June 25, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today announced that Courtney Temple is the association's new director of government relations, where she will strengthen the team's efforts to advance policies that increase travel to and within the United States. The newest addition to U.S. Travel's expanding government relations office, Temple joins the association after serving as U.S. Rep. Joe Heck's (R-NV) legislative director for more than two years.
Twelve U.S. Senators Urge Treasury and State Departments to Make Travel a Priority in Bilateral Discussions with China, America's Fastest Growing Inbound Travel Market
June 21, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and 10 other Senators of both parties for their efforts to promote increased United States travel exports to China. The 12 Senators sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry urging them to make travel and tourism a top economic priority at the upcoming U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., from July 8-12.
Sites Selected for 2014 Through 2020 Span United States
June 12, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today announced locations for its next seven annual IPW marketplaces, locking in host cities that span America through 2020.
June 12, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) for introducing an amendment to S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, that would help reduce wait times for both international visitors and domestic travelers at major U.S. gateway airports.
Largest Generator of Travel to the U.S. Expected to Generate $3.5 Billion in Future U.S. Travel
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association announced record-setting attendance at the 45th annual IPW (formerly International Pow Wow), the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S., taking place this week in Las Vegas. Nearly 6,400 total delegates from the U.S. and 70 other countries are present at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including 1,300 international and domestic buyers and nearly 500 media. The event is estimated to generate more than $3.5 billion in travel to the U.S. over the next three years and at least $350 million in future economic impact for the host city.
House Passage of H.R. 2217 'Is a Step Toward Strengthening America's National Security While Recognizing the Vital Role of Travel in the U.S. Economy,' Says U.S. Travel's Roger Dow
June 6, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2217, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, with provisions that will help make the travel process in America more efficient and enhance our security.
Expanding Visa-Free Travel to the United States Will Boost U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation
June 5, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the U.S. Department of State for nominating Chile for inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This addition would enable Chilean nationals to enjoy the same visa-free entry that travelers from 37 other nations currently have access to, making it easier for them to travel to the United States for business and leisure purposes and driving additional U.S. jobs and economic growth.
Says Travel and Meetings Are Critical Tools for Efficient and Effective Government
June 4, 2013
Following today's release of the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s report on travel to a 2010 IRS conference, Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement.
Spending by Inbound Travelers Has Generated 30% of U.S. Export Growth So Far This Year
June 4, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Commerce Department announcement that the trade deficit increased by $3.2 billion in April to $40.3 billion, as the $2.2 billion rise in total exports was offset by a greater $5.4 billion surge in imports from March.
U.S. Travel Urges Greater Government and Private-Sector Leadership
May 24, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement today regarding the I-5 bridge collapse.