Projected spending up 1.7% from 2014
July 1, 2015
Travelers hitting the road and skies this Fourth of July holiday weekend are expected to spend big, according to economists at the U.S. Travel Association. Each American traveling 50 miles or more is projected to spend $378, up 1% from 2014.
Extending Both Programs to Brazil Would Enhance Economic Activity and National Security
June 30, 2015
The U.S. Travel Association on Tuesday urged United States President Barack Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff to discuss expanding the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and the Global Entry Program to include Brazil during their meetings this week. Admitting Brazil to both programs would produce immediate economic and security benefits for both countries, the association said.
June 26, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to potential cuts in state funding for Choose Chicago, the organization charged with promoting the city as a travel destination:
June 25, 2015
June 23, 2015
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on the resolution approved Monday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which takes a cautious approach to the Open Skies issue:
June 23, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate’s successful cloture vote that removes remaining obstacles to passage of Trade Promotion Authority:
June 22, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Peter Neffenger to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):
June 18, 2015
Two international aviation agreements targeted for "freezing" by major U.S. airlines annually support billions in economic activity and tax revenue and tens of thousands of jobs, according to new research by Oxford Economics commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association.
June 17, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement from the trade group Airlines for America that it will not support proposed new international standards restricting the size of carry-on bags:
June 15, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement commending the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and a diverse group of community leaders for presenting a plan to build a world-class transportation infrastructure network in Las Vegas:
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: