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Roger Dow Commentary

Lost Bag and Flight Delay Rules: A Band-Aid, Not a Cure, for Air Travel Woes

October 25, 2016

Our passenger aviation system will continue to fall far short of its full potential until Washington commits to a comprehensive treatment plan for the root cause of the problem: a lack of connectivity and consumer choices.

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: U.S. Regions Enjoy Quiet Domestic Travel Resurgence, Economic Outlook and Travel Interest Defy Election Gloom

October 25, 2016

Here’s a sampling of October 2016’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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New York Times: Even the President Understands the Value of Being a Traveler

October 11, 2016

President Obama makes a point to see the sights when he travels on official business and prioritizes vacations with his family. In doing so, he not only highlights all the U.S. has to offer, but also sets a great example for our country—and for future occupiers of the Oval Office.

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Travel Trends Index: Unexpected Surge for Travel Growth Outlook

October 04, 2016

A volatile political season, a strong dollar and blanket news coverage of the Zika virus could not bridle the growth of America’s travel industry in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index.

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For U.S. Destinations, A Little Self-Promotion Goes A Long Way

September 21, 2016

In the latest Power of Travel Promotion report: data and case studies highlighting the return on investment from developing and promoting a strong destination brand.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

August 02, 2016

U.S. Travel continues to monitor recent developments regarding the Zika virus and its potential impact on travel to and within the U.S. General talking points and additional industry resources are available at

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October 24, 2016
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October 21, 2016
Friday Check-in Still (NEW)

With all eyes on Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this week at the final presidential debate, U.S. Travel was on the ground with our industry positioning campaign touting that travel is “More than fun. It’s serious business.”

October 18, 2016
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a White House announcement of new rules aiming to mitigate travel headaches such as flight delays and lost or delayed luggage.

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October 14, 2016

Project: Time Off continues to make great strides in elevating awareness of the detrimental impact of our no-vacation nation. Our team released new research examining the factors that perpetuate work martyr behavior in a workplace. The report offers insights and case studies for companies that will vastly improve the lives of employees, transform our businesses and boost our economy.

October 13, 2016

U.S. travel industry employment increased overall in September 2016, though at a much slower pace than in previous months.

October 12, 2016

“Travel. More than fun. Serious business.” That’s the message in U.S. Travel’s campaign unveiled this week in Las Vegas, ahead of the final presidential debate on October 19.

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