U.S. Travel Association and American Express today announced a renewal of their successful partnership that will see American Express return as the association’s sole official sponsor and official card for 2023-2024.

“We’re thrilled to continue this highly successful partnership, which has been beneficial for both organizations,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “American Express is a leader in the travel space whose expertise and contributions to our executive board and association have proven invaluable to U.S. Travel and the broader industry.

“Our relationship with American Express supports U.S. Travel’s work to advance our mission: to increase travel to and within the United States,” Freeman added.

“Travel is central to our Card Members’ lives, and they trust and rely on our expertise and payment products to travel and do business around the world,” said Erin Frankcombe, Vice President & General Manager, Global Client Group. “American Express’s ongoing partnership and engagement with U.S. Travel is an extension of our steadfast commitment to creating the best possible travel experience for our customers.”

Since the partnership first launched in 2014, American Express has sponsored key industry events such as IPW, the leading international inbound travel trade show; the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO), the premier annual educational forum for destination marketing professionals; U.S. Travel’s CEO Roundtable meetings; and the Future of Travel Mobility conference.

American Express is also a valued member of U.S. Travel’s Chairman’s Circle, the association’s highest level of membership.


U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.



Greg Staley

Senior Vice President, Communications

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