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.
Legislation Requires Staffing to Facilitate International Travelers
March 6, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the House for approving a six-month stopgap spending bill to keep the government operating past March 27 and require Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to maintain its staffing levels from the end of fiscal 2012.
February 21, 2013
Statement by Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, regarding today’s announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that PreCheck, a trusted traveler program, has expanded to Austin-Bergstrom International, Cleveland Hopkins International, Memphis International, Nashville International and Raleigh-Durham International airports.
U.S. Travel Association Urges Congress to Act on Looming Budget Cuts; Launches Mobile Messaging Campaign to Empower Travelers to Make their Voices Heard
February 20, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today issued strong remarks on the potential impact of looming federal budget cuts on the travel process.
Grassroots initiative will coordinate travel supporters to engage Members of Congress and reveal travel's deep economic impact in communities nationwide
February 20, 2013
Elected officials across the country will hear of travel's broad and significant economic contributions thanks to a new program the U.S. Travel Association is launching called Travel Blitz.
Year-end Figures Reveal Travel Exports Grew More than Twice as Fast as Overall Exports; Post Third Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Export Growth
February 8, 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 overall exports increased $3.9 billion in December 2012 and imports fell $6.2 billion for the month.