Would Force Earlier Consideration of Long-Term Funding Solution
July 23, 2014
The travel community supports the amendment offered by Sens. Boxer, Carper and Corker. Of course highway funds should never be allowed to run out, especially in the middle of the summer travel and construction peak, and we’re relieved that Congress is poised to institute a short-term fix.
Travel Leaders Welcome Vote, Call on Senate Leaders to Bring Legislation to Floor Immediately
July 23, 2014
America’s travel community on Wednesday applauded Senate Commerce Committee approval of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, S. 2250, which would reauthorize Brand USA—the public-private partnership dedicated to increasing inbound international travel to the United States.
U.S. Travel's Signature Legislative Effort One Step Closer to Fruition This Year
July 22, 2014
The travel community heartily congratulates House leaders of both parties for embracing a policy that pays clear dividends for the U.S. economy: extending Brand USA and the outstanding work it does to attract international travelers and their dollars to American shores.
Brand USA Reauthorization Scheduled for Tuesday House Vote
July 21, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showing that H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, will, if enacted, reduce the U.S. federal deficit by $231 million over 10 years.
July 17, 2014
The president has repeatedly demonstrated that our infrastructure challenges have his full attention, and today we see again that his administration is devoting careful thought to how we tackle these problems.
Backs Bill to Attract More International Visitors—and Their Spending—to Greater Omaha Region
July 17, 2014
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.
Applaud Action to Extend Crucial Program; Call on House to Act
July 17, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow today praised the U.S. Senate's approval of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, S. 2244, which renews the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years:
Urges Leadership to Bring Vital Legislation to the Floor
July 15, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today celebrated the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014, H.R. 4450, which reauthorizes Brand USA, the public-private partnership dedicated to increasing inbound international travel to the United States.
As Bipartisan Support Surges, New Report Highlights Program's Value Nationwide
July 9, 2014
As legislation reauthorizing the Brand USA travel promotion program reached huge numbers of bipartisan cosponsors in both congressional chambers, the U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a new report highlighting the power of Brand USA to drive U.S. economic growth and job creation in destinations and businesses nationwide.
July 8, 2014
The U.S. travel community's default position is that safety and security need to be the top priorities in air travel policy. If our national security apparatus has actionable intelligence on potential threats, we support near-term measures to mitigate any problems and ensure the uninterrupted functioning of our air travel infrastructure.
Ahead of July 4th Holiday, "I'm Stuck" Campaign Mobilizes Consumers to Spotlight Vast and Growing Economic Harm of Ailing U.S. Infrastructure
July 1, 2014
Building America’s Future and the U.S. Travel Association today announced a new partnership to launch a co-branded “I’m Stuck” app, a mobile phone app that will empower millions of American travelers dealing with travel delays and frustrations. The app connects travelers directly to their elected representatives, urging policymakers to take immediate action to upgrade America’s aging transportation infrastructure and to replenish the Highway Trust Fund.