Removing Barriers to Enrollment Will Boost Security While Reducing Cost Growth
April 11, 2013
In testimony today before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Geoff Freeman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the U.S. Travel Association, said that the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) modern, risk-based passenger aviation screening system known as “PreCheck” is working and should be further expanded.
U.S. Travel Applauds Effort to Include Hong Kong in Visa Waiver Program
April 11, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement applauding Senator Mazie Hirono’s (D-HI) bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to help Hong Kong become eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The program helps increase international travel to the United States and boosts U.S. growth.
Travel Employment Growth Outpaces Overall Economy by 10 Percent; Travel Exports Growing 2.5 Times Faster Than Others
April 5, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's U.S. employment and exports numbers.
Introduction of "Jobs Originated through Launching Travel" (JOLT) Act Will Help Boost U.S. Growth through Increased Travel
March 21, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the introduction of the JOLT – "Jobs Originated through Launching Travel" – Act, a bipartisan bill that would leverage the benefits of inbound international travel to the United States to increase economic growth, create more jobs, generate additional tax revenue and boost U.S. exports.
March 21, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement regarding the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's approval of Sally Jewell for the position of Interior Secretary of the United States.
March 20, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a Continuing Resolution that includes key travel priorities, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing, transportation funding and the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT).
At least $95 billion and 518,900 American jobs at risk in the U.S. economy; 100 million travelers aware of negative entry experience
March 19, 2013
Overseas travelers are avoiding the United States due to lengthy and inefficient customs and entry procedures at the nation's gateway airports according to a new survey released today by Consensus Research Group and the U.S. Travel Association.
Adults say their most vivid childhood recollections are of family vacations; Children report enjoying vacation time with parents and grandparents
March 13, 2013
Parents that haven't yet made spring break plans should consider taking off work to travel as a family. Some of life's most cherished memories are formed on family vacations, according to a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive, found at TravelEffect.com.
Registers Highest Level of Employment Since 2008
March 8, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on the Labor Department's announcement that the U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February.
Accounts for 23 Percent Rise in U.S. Exports
March 7, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on the Commerce Department announcement that the U.S. trade deficit widened in January.