Dow: Travel Is Back, but Needs Sound Policies to Stay Strong
February 10, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow recently delivered the State of the Travel Industry address via a video message to the industry, in what is intended to become an annual series.
Adds 13,500 Jobs in January; Exports Reach a Record $222 Billion in 2014
February 6, 2015
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, comments on Friday's Labor Department employment report and the U.S. Department of Commerce export report from Thursday.
Disturbing Trend Against Competition and Consumer Choice, Dow Says
February 3, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on reports that U.S. airlines are urging the Obama administration to revisit the “Open Skies” international agreements on air travel:
February 2, 2015
The travel community strongly supports the Obama Administration’s efforts to modernize our failing air travel infrastructure through a long-overdue adjustment in the user fee funding mechanism known as the Passenger Facility Charge.
January 27, 2015
Cancelled flights from the winter storm that struck the upper East Coast this week cost the U.S. economy $230 million in passengers’ lost activity, economists at the U.S. Travel Association calculate.
Industry Added 133,600 Jobs for Year; Accounted for Nearly 1 in 8 New Exports through November
January 9, 2015
David Huether, senior vice president for economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, reacts to Friday's Labor Department employment report and the U.S. Department of Commerce export report from earlier in the week:
Reciprocal Trusted Traveler Arrangement with Germany Boosts Security, Efficiency
January 8, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the new reciprocal arrangement with Germany for the two nations’ trusted traveler programs—U.S. Global Entry and German EasyPass:
January 8, 2015
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow today issued the following statement applauding congressional action to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA):
December 17, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement after Congress adjourned without finalizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA):
Travel Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Effort to Extend Travel Promotion Program in Omnibus Bill
December 14, 2014
The U.S. travel community today thanked and congratulated Congress for passing a spending bill that renews Brand USA, America's public-private travel promotion partnership.
December 5, 2014
“The travel industry benefitted from a fifth straight month of growth, adding 8,500 jobs this month, again reaching an all-time high. Albeit from a very high base, November’s travel employment increase was slower than the 12-month average of more than 11,000 jobs per month, and less notable than growth in other industries."