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Press ReleaseJuly 05, 2013

The travel industry continues to gain steam, adding 22,600 jobs last month and accounting for almost 12 percent of the increase in total non-farm jobs. Monthly job growth in the travel industry has averaged 19,000 thus far in 2013, more than twice the average gain of 9,100 travel jobs per month in 2012.

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Press ReleaseJuly 03, 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 the trade deficit deteriorated by $4.9 billion in May 2013 to $45.0 billion, as the $0.5 billion fall in total exports was augmented by a $4.4 billion surge in imports from April.

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Press ReleaseJuly 03, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) selection of representatives from America’s travel businesses and organizations to its new Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC). Among GTAC’s appointments is U.S. Travel’s Nan Marchand Beauvois, who is senior director of national councils.

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Press ReleaseJune 27, 2013

Travel industry veterans Randy Garfield of The Walt Disney Company and Mike Gallagher of CityPASS have been selected as the 2013 inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. Garfield and Gallagher will be honored during a dinner among more than 100 travel industry leaders during the U.S. Travel fall board meeting on November 21-22 at the Fairmont Washington, D.C.

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Press ReleaseJune 27, 2013

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement commending the U.S. Senate for approving S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, which recognizes the importance of travel – an industry that contributes $2.0 trillion per year to the U.S. economy and constitutes America's No. 1 services export.

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Press ReleaseJune 27, 2013

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement today applauding the Senate's confirmation of Charlotte, NC Mayor Anthony Foxx to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Press ReleaseJune 26, 2013

It’s half-time for the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Blitz campaign and the drive toward the end zone continues. Travel organizations and businesses nationwide, including the Rhode Island Travel Industry, are staging events with Members of Congress to help make the case that travel is an economic engine in every community.

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Press ReleaseJune 25, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today announced that Courtney Temple is the association's new director of government relations, where she will strengthen the team's efforts to advance policies that increase travel to and within the United States. The newest addition to U.S. Travel's expanding government relations office, Temple joins the association after serving as U.S. Rep. Joe Heck's (R-NV) legislative director for more than two years.

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Press ReleaseJune 25, 2013

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement today applauding the Senate's confirmation of Penny Pritzker to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Press ReleaseJune 25, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today urged U.S. senators to approve S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. As part of an historic opportunity to enact meaningful immigration reform, the legislation includes significant measures to improve the visa process and facilitation of air travelers coming to the United States.

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