U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on House Energy and Commerce Committee passage of legislation to reauthorize Brand USA:
“It is more evident than ever that Brand USA has strong bipartisan and bicameral support, and that there is broad recognition of its enormous positive contributions to all segments of the U.S. travel industry and to the American economy and job creation as a whole.
“We thank the many members of Congress who have been instrumental in marching Brand USA renewal across a very busy legislative landscape, and we urge leadership in both chambers to include this program’s reauthorization in must-pass legislation at the end of the year.”
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.