November 3, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement that additional biographic data will be collected from travelers to the U.S. from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries:
October 27, 2014
“Congratulations to Kevin McAleenan on his appointment as deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection."
October 21, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that all passengers from Ebola-stricken African countries will be routed through five U.S. airports where advanced screening measures are in place:
Americans Are Taking Less Vacation Time than at Any Point in Last Four Decades
October 21, 2014
American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off (PTO) across the workforce in 2013, according to a new analysis, “All Work and No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off.” These days could not be rolled over, could not be paid out, were not banked or used for any other benefit.
October 16, 2014
Following today's announced retirement of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole from public service, U.S. Travel CEO and President Roger Dow issued the following statement.
October 8, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on measures announced by the White House to screen for Ebola among travelers from Africa
Travel Adds Nearly 9,000 Jobs in September; August Travel Exports Growing 84 percent Faster Than Other Exports
October 3, 2014
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s U.S. employment and exports numbers.
Incident's ripple effects point to America's aging, fragile air travel system
October 2, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association estimates the nearly 3,900 flight cancellations in the four days following a fire at an air traffic control facility in the Chicago area cost nearly $123 million in passengers' lost economic activity in the four days immediately following the incident.
Pre-Screening Initiative Leverages Private Sector Best Practices to Grow Trusted Traveler Program
September 26, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today praised the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Administrator John Pistole for expanding the TSA Pre✓™ program with a Private Sector Pre-Screening initiative that will make more low-risk travelers eligible for expedited airport screening.
House-Passed Bill Corrects Overcharging for Multiple Flight Stops
September 17, 2014
The bill corrects a fundamental flaw in the most recent adjustment to the TSA fee, which caused some travelers to be charged the fee more than once-in some cases more than $20 extra-if their trip consisted of one or more flight connection. TSA's activities are obviously vital, but the travel community objected to the agency's implementation phase of the fee change, and we're grateful to Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson for seeing through this effort to correct it.
Inbound Visitation At or Near Top of Key Trade Metrics
September 10, 2014
When one thinks of an "export," one normally thinks of objects that are boxed and loaded onto container ships in Galveston or Long Beach, like manufacturing or agricultural products. But since it involves the consumption of U.S. goods and services with foreign currency, international travel and tourism falls into the "export" category as well—and it greatly outperforms most other U.S. industries in that capacity, according to a new study from the U.S. Travel Association.