U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement supporting the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in Congress:

“It should please any supporter of robust economic activity and job growth that Congress and the White House are trying to move TPA forward. The travel community urges leaders in both parties and both chambers to find the path to this measure's long-overdue implementation.

"TPA passage will even further rev the engine of the U.S. travel sector, which has already been among the most productive and fastest-recovering portions of the economy since the recession. More trade equals more business activity which equals more overseas visitors to the U.S., who are like a magical economic elixir: they spend an average of $4,300 per trip and support one new American job per every 36 of them, while consuming virtually no public services. TPA is one of those policies that simply makes abundant sense.”

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