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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 20, 2017

Now, perhaps more than ever, the travel community is better equipped and well-positioned to continue serving as a respected partner for our nation's leaders on both sides of the aisle.

January 06, 2017

The new year is a reminder that our work to demonstrate travel’s value is never done. With newly elected officials entering office nationwide, it's as important as ever to educate lawmakers on travel’s contributions to American jobs, our economy, communities and personal lives.

December 16, 2016

With final approval given for Norwegian Air International to expand service to the United States and with the passage of the National Park Centennial Act, the travel industry is ending 2016 on a bright note.

December 02, 2016

We continue to pay close attention to the presidential transition to identify opportunities to work with the new administration and policymakers on issues important to our industry.

November 18, 2016

Seventy-five years ago, this association was founded to spur travel to and within the U.S., and has served as a unifying voice ever since.

November 04, 2016

Ahead of Election Day, U.S. Travel continues its efforts to reinforce travel’s value and impact in the eyes of our nation’s leaders. No matter the outcome, our industry is poised to continue progress and to advance our priorities with the next administration and new Congress.