Will Brown is a senior director on the government relations team for the U.S. Travel Association. Brown joined U.S. Travel in March 2018 and is focusing on international security issues, including Customs and Border Protection, visa reform and immigration. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Brown was the director of government affairs for the National Utility Contractors Association, where he focused on lobbying, policy development and communications.

Will Brown is a senior director on the government relations team for the U.S. Travel Association. Brown joined U.S. Travel in March 2018 and is focusing on international security issues, including Customs and Border Protection, visa reform and immigration. Prior to joining U.S. Travel, Brown was the director of government affairs for the National Utility Contractors Association, where he focused on lobbying, policy development and communications.

Brown is a graduate of DePauw University and the Catholic University of America, and serves on the Bryce Harlow Foundation Alumni board and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. 

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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover and infrastructure hearing on the Hill, discuss the latest with the Visa Waiver Program and spotlight our upcoming events.

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Friday Check-In | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.

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Upper and lower Yosemite falls

U.S. Travel Supports Public Lands Bill

January 30, 2019

U.S. Travel sent a letter on Thursday to Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-WV) of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources expressing support for the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47).

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September 18, 2018

This Saturday (9/22) is the 25 th annual National Public Lands Day, a celebration of the special connection between people and nature, volunteerism, and the numerous educational, recreational and health benefits derived from the great outdoors.

September 14, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear from Roger Dow about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new toolkit focused on Brand USA renewal; and hear about our webinar series exclusively for U.S. Travel members.


August 23, 2018
Travel kiosk

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations intercepted an imposter at Washington Dulles International Airport using facial comparison biometrics—just three days after the airport implemented the state-of-the-art technology.

July 02, 2018
Busy airport

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, the administration’s focus should be on messaging and initiatives that make it clear that the U.S. will always be closed to terrorists and criminals, but welcoming of legitimate business and leisure travelers.

June 25, 2018

Biometric entry and exit screening in the U.S.—the development of which was tasked to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by the Department of Homeland Security in 2013—is making strides toward becoming a system-wide reality.