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:
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):