U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s failure to advance Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) on a procedural vote:

“The travel community is very disappointed that efforts to pass TPA were halted today. The politics surrounding this issue are thorny, but there is no question that open trade is a powerhouse for economic growth and job creation. The travel industry is the perfect case in point: international visitors to the U.S. directly generated $221 billion for the economy in 2014 alone, with each spending an average of $4,300 per trip while consuming virtually no public services.

“We urge congressional leaders and the White House to find the political path forward for this common-sense legislation.”

U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.