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The U.S. Travel Association announced on Thursday the election of Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, as national chair. In this role, Nassetta may serve up to two consecutive one-year terms.

“The U.S. Travel Association has long been an incredible advocate for the travel industry and its significant contributions to our national and global economies,” Nassetta said. “I’m honored to represent our industry in this capacity and collaborate across sectors to advance the many opportunities ahead of us to create seamless, secure and efficient end-to-end travel experiences.”

Nassetta will lead the association’s executive board and board of delegates, and work closely with U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman and the executive leadership team to advance its mission to increase travel to and within the United States and establish travel as an essential contributor to the nation’s economy. 

“Chris leads one of the most respected global hospitality companies with a tremendous presence across the United States, and we deeply appreciate the perspective he will bring to our collective work on behalf of the travel industry,” said Freeman. “We look forward to working with Chris as our national chair and also extend sincere thanks to our outgoing chair Christine Duffy for her outstanding contributions and leadership.”

Nassetta succeeds Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, whose term as national chair of U.S. Travel has concluded.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Travel Association represents the collective interests of over 1,000 industry organizations, including a diverse variety of travel companies and businesses both large and small, and destinations across the United States.


U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing the $1.3 trillion travel industry, an essential contributor to our nation's economy and success. U.S. Travel produces programs and insights and advocates for policies to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for more information.



Greg Staley

Senior Vice President, Communications

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