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Travel industry leaders Roger Dow, former president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO of Destination DC, and Peter F. Herschend, co-founder of Herschend Enterprises, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Association Hall of Leaders on Wednesday.
The U.S. Travel Association announced today the addition of Ishma Haider as Vice President, Group Travel, a new position that will bolster the association’s work to increase group/meetings travel to and within the United States.
“U.S. Travel congratulates Speaker Mike Johnson on his election to lead the House, and we look forward to working with him on issues critical to the travel industry, from the completion of FY24 appropriations bills to maintaining funding for the federal government."
“Mike Whitaker is a capable and tested aviation leader who will bring critical expertise to the FAA. The United States should have an air travel system that is not only safe, but also modern and efficient. Establishing permanent leadership at the FAA is a key step toward alleviating strain on the current system, meeting increasing air traveler demand and building an improved air travel experience for the future."
“The committee’s strong bipartisan vote to advance Mike Whitaker as FAA administrator is proof positive that a decision is finally within reach for this critical position, which has remained vacant for more than 18 months."