June 12, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a letter from Nevada Sens. Harry Reid (D) and Dean Heller (R) to administration officials opposing changes to Open Skies international aviation agreements:
Sign-on Letter from U.S. Travel Association Urges Feds Not to Heed U.S. Legacy Airlines in Bid to Smash International Aviation Agreements
June 11, 2015
Key private sector leaders are urging the Obama administration to resist changes to the Open Skies international aviation treaties—including the CEOs of Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways, whose industry partners American, Delta and United are leading the charge to tamper with the agreements
New Senior Director of Government Relations Will Advance Policies to Improve Air Travel Infrastructure, Enhance Passenger Experience
June 10, 2015
The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced that it has added new Senior Director of Government Relations Lorraine Howerton to its public affairs team. Howerton will focus on federal aviation policy, airport financing and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
June 4, 2015
This week, more than 6,500 delegates from 73 countries, including over 1,300 international and domestic travel buyers and 500 media from the U.S. and abroad, attended the U.S. Travel Association's 47th annual IPW, the travel industry's premier international marketplace. The event, the largest single generator of travel to the U.S., convened in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center from May 30-June 3.
June 3, 2015
The U.S. Travel Association on Tuesday announced four future host cities for its annual IPW trade show, locking in locations through 2024.
Organization presents comprehensive policy platform to lower aviation taxes, promote airline competition and fix air travel infrastructure in coming FAA reauthorization
June 2, 2015
The $2.1 trillion U.S. travel industry on Tuesday presented to Congress its plan to fix the country’s struggling air travel infrastructure and promote a healthy, well-functioning passenger aviation system as part of a forthcoming bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration.
May 29, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that the U.S. will enter negotiations to expand the U.S. customs preclearance program to nine additional countries (Belgium, Dominican Republic, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom):
Spending projection up 4.9% from 2014
May 20, 2015
Travelers hitting the road, rails or skies this Memorial Day weekend are expected to generate an average of $330 per person in activity for the U.S. economy, according to economists at the U.S. Travel Association.
May 15, 2015
U.S. Travel Association executive vice president for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement Friday following developments on the Open Skies issue:
May 12, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s failure to advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) on a procedural vote:
Travel Exports Outpace Others in First Quarter
May 8, 2015
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association provides analysis on this week’s Labor Department employment report and the Commerce Department export report.