Achieves New High in May
June 6, 2014
Rising for the eighth consecutive month, the travel industry added 19,200 jobs in May, the largest monthly increase since October of last year. The increase in travel employment last month was diffuse, with increases taking place in almost all key travel-related industries including food services and drinking places, accommodation, air transportation, retail and entertainment/recreation.
U.S. travel exports now comprise nearly 10 percent of all goods and services exports
June 4, 2014
Data released Wednesday by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) further validate the travel industry's essential role in revitalizing the U.S. economic recovery.
June 3, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on President Obama's visit to Poland.
As Summer Travel Commences, Travel and Tourism Leaders Express Grave Concern about Growing Strain on Transportation Systems
May 22, 2014
Global competitiveness and economic and job growth are all severely imperiled by the United States' collapsing transportation infrastructure, overwhelming numbers of business leaders say in a survey conducted by Building America's Future and the U.S. Travel Association.
POTUS to Announce Slate of Policy Proposals Embracing Travel and Tourism as Economic Growth Driver
May 22, 2014
President Obama met today with leaders of America's travel industry for a discussion in the White House Roosevelt Room on activities to spur economic growth through travel and tourism.
May 22, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President Obama's travel and tourism speech at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Thursday.
May 21, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) move to require greater disclosure of add-on costs in airline ticket prices:
May 19, 2014
With bankruptcy imminent for the Highway Trust Fund and higher numbers of travelers expected to hit the road, rails and sky for Memorial Day, how does the business community feel about the state of U.S. infrastructure? The answer: not good at all.
May 15, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the MAP-21 reauthorization bill that was reported Thursday from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:
Bill to Boost Inbound International Travel Would Be a Boon to U.S. Economy
May 13, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacted enthusiastically to the INVITE Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), which would expand the successful Global Entry program and take steps to improve the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry process for international travelers.