News & Commentary

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 19, 2017

Travel played a pivotal part in many of 2016’s biggest stories. Here’s why travel is so important to our country’s future—and how U.S. Travel will make that known in the early days of the new administration.

January 18, 2017
APC and Global Entry Kiosks

U.S. Travel applauds Switzerland’s addition to this valuable trusted traveler program, which allows expedited clearance for pre-vetted travelers.

December 07, 2016
Roger Dow Commentary

Three years ago, I gave U.S. Travel Association employees who took all of their vacation time a $500 bonus. This is why I've done it again every year since.

December 05, 2016

Travel industry hiring momentum picked up significantly, posting the highest monthly gain since July.

November 18, 2016

Applications take an average of three weeks to process, so starting the enrollment process now ensures smooth travels by mid-December.

November 18, 2016

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