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Roger Dow Commentary

Strong State Tourism Budgets Mean Strong Communities

January 13, 2017

When a U.S. destination markets itself effectively, it shows. The U.S. Travel Association's Power of Travel Promotion report highlights how public investment in travel and tourism marketing benefits communities, and the immediate and severe consequences of cuts to such funding.

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Travel Trends Index: Does a "Trump Bump" Get Credit for Surging Travel Forecasts?

January 10, 2017

Domestic business travel accelerates post-election, defying expectations; all sectors exceed six-month growth average

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Travel Adds Jobs in December, But Posts Fewer Gains in 2016 Overall

January 06, 2017

Slight increase in December caps off a year of slower growth, though travel employment ended the year at a record high of over 8.2 million jobs added.

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

January 05, 2017

Data and case studies highlight the significant, continuous returns from destinations’ investments in travel promotion.

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Consumer Confidence At Multi-Year High

December 20, 2016

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

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Travel Leaders Ecstatic Over Norwegian Air Decision

December 02, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Obama administration's long-awaited decision to allow flights by low-cost carrier Norwegian Air...

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January 18, 2017
2001 TSA

Peter Neffenger deserves every bit of the respect he has earned from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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January 03, 2017
Arrivals

What happened at Customs airport checkpoints yesterday is disturbing, but unfortunately it is not surprising.

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December 13, 2016
Passport

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

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December 12, 2016
CBP Officer processes incoming passenger

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security:...

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December 09, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to Florida Gov. Rick Scott's announcement that the final active-zone status for Zika transmission will be lifted

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December 06, 2016
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Domestic leisure to sustain travel growth in coming months; All other sectors expected to slow further into early 2017

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