U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the March 30 passing of former Congressman William D. Delahunt (D-MA):

“The U.S. travel community mourns the passing of one of its great champions in Congress, Bill Delahunt. When the United States struggled to rebuild international inbound travel in the decade following the 9/11 terrorist attack, Congressman Delahunt led the effort to restore America as the world's top travel destination. His vision led to bipartisan legislation creating Brand USA, America's travel marketing organization, and millions of new visitors to the United States benefitting every region of this country. The travel industry is deeply grateful for his leadership and thoughtful vision for improving America's economy and diplomacy.”


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Greg Staley

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