David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics, U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Commerce Department announcement that overall exports increased to $182.6 billion for November 2012.
Building on the momentum from President Obama's announcement highlighting the travel industry's significance to the economy, U.S. Travel announced a major year-long campaign intended to raise its profile across the nation and among policymakers in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for their leadership and agreement to move the Travel Promotion Act (S. 1023) as the first order of business following the Senate’s August recess.
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) this week led the way on unanimous congressional committee approval of legislation that would bring more international visitors—and the dollars they spend—to Nebraska and the Greater Omaha region.