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Press ReleaseJuly 26, 2013

Traveling for meetings and conferences is vital to making government more efficient and effective, according to a new study conducted by Rockport Analytics for the U.S. Travel Association. In contrast, cancelling government participation in key events carries significant costs and undermines important functions of government.

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Press ReleaseJuly 26, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operation and Related Programs for approving a fiscal year 2014 spending measure that will make it easier for international travelers to apply for a visa to visit the United States.

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Press ReleaseJuly 24, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today announced the appointment of Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as its new national chair. Abrahamson, who previously served as first vice chair, succeeds Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter in this role. He will serve as national chair through December 2014.

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Press ReleaseJuly 19, 2013

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement applauding the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its announcement of a new program at Washington Dulles and Indianapolis International Airports to allow Americans to enroll directly in Pre✓™, TSA's trusted traveler program for domestic air travelers.

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Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2013

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement applauding House leaders for their efforts to require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to examine the impact of its policy to reduce federal travel spending by 30 percent below fiscal year 2010 levels.

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Press ReleaseJuly 16, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today applauded U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) for his leadership on travel-related initiatives for economic growth.

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Press ReleaseJuly 16, 2013

The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security for approving a fiscal year 2014 spending measure that increases aviation security while fostering a travel experience that is more welcoming for all travelers.

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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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