October 9, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the ascension of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) as the new co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus alongside Sam Farr (D-CA), co-chair of the Caucus since 1997.
"Tales From the Frontline" Captures First-Hand Accounts of Impact on Travel Businesses, Destinations and Visitor Sites
October 4, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today released excerpts of stories from America's travel community that provide a frontline picture of the damage already being done to America's travel economy by the federal government shutdown.
September 30, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today issued the following statement urging Members of Congress and the Administration to avoid the impending federal government shutdown.
Study, Open Letter Urge Reforms to Lessen Economic Losses Due to Lengthy Wait Times
September 18, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association released a report Wednesday detailing the severe economic consequences that result from often lengthy wait times experienced by millions of travelers in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry process, and proposing 20 policy changes to address the problem.
Travel Employment Rises in August for 10th time in past 11 months
September 6, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on Friday's Labor Department jobs report.
September 6, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement on departing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
September 5, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) announcement that it will soon expand its Pre✓™ traveler screening program to 60 more airports nationwide.
September 4, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on Wednesday's Commerce Department announcement that the trade deficit deteriorated by $4.6 billion in July 2013 to $39.1 billion.
Congestion Could Cost U.S. Economy 208,000 Jobs
August 29, 2013
If current trends continue, Labor Day-like traffic will soon plague U.S. highways on the average day of the week, according to analysis prepared for the U.S. Travel Association.
U.S. Travel Praises National Economic Council Officials' Travel and Tourism Commentary on WhiteHouse.gov
August 23, 2013
A White House blog entry posted this week extols the link between immigration reform and the benefits that America's economy and national security will realize from increased travel and tourism. The U.S. Travel Association commended the analysis offered by National Economic Council director Gene Sperling and senior policy advisor Brandon Belford.