U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon the Senate’s confirmation of Kevin McAleenan as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
"On behalf of the U.S. travel community, I extend my hearty congratulations to Commissioner McAleenan, a longtime friend and valued advocate for safe and secure travel to and within the U.S.
"Kevin has worked tirelessly to protect national security while advocating for measures that ensure an efficient travel experience for all of those entering and re-entering the U.S. Under his leadership, CBP has continued its record as an excellent partner to the travel community. He prioritizes initiatives to make passenger processing at airports efficient as well as effective, and has championed efforts to strengthen the Visa Waiver Program, as well as to expand Global Entry and Preclearance locations worldwide.
"We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with CBP under Commissioner McAleenan’s leadership for many years to come."
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.