Roger Dow Commentary

Lost Bag and Flight Delay Rules: A Band-Aid, Not a Cure, for Air Travel Woes

October 25, 2016

Our passenger aviation system will continue to fall far short of its full potential until Washington commits to a comprehensive treatment plan for the root cause of the problem: a lack of connectivity and consumer choices.

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: U.S. Regions Enjoy Quiet Domestic Travel Resurgence, Economic Outlook and Travel Interest Defy Election Gloom

October 25, 2016

Here’s a sampling of October 2016’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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Want Faster Thanksgiving Travels? Now Is the Time to Join TSA PreCheck

October 24, 2016

Apply now to be enrolled for the holidays.

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Report: $272 Billion Tied Up In Accumulated Private Sector Vacation Time

October 12, 2016

The new report analyzes the contradiction between management's vacation beliefs and behaviors leading to $272 billion in vacation liability.

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Travel Trends Index: Unexpected Surge for Travel Growth Outlook

October 04, 2016

A volatile political season, a strong dollar and blanket news coverage of the Zika virus could not bridle the growth of America’s travel industry in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

August 02, 2016

U.S. Travel continues to monitor recent developments regarding the Zika virus and its potential impact on travel to and within the U.S. General talking points and additional industry resources are available at

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