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Press ReleaseApril 15, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today praised Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) for introducing the "Essential Services Act of 2013," which would give federal agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection the flexibility to determine which employees are essential personnel as they manage sequester requirements, including the vital services of control tower operations and border security.

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Press ReleaseApril 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.

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Press ReleaseApril 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.

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Press ReleaseApril 05, 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.

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Press ReleaseMarch 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.

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Press ReleaseMarch 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.

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Press ReleaseMarch 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).

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Press ReleaseMarch 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.

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Press ReleaseMarch 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.

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Press ReleaseMarch 08, 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.

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