U.S. Travel Association

  • U.S. Travel Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

    Published on : Monday, November 9, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s victory: “The American travel industry congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his victory. “We applaud President-elect Biden’s objective of helping the industries most heavily impacted by …

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  • IPW 2021: U.S. Travel Announces Special Registration Deals for Buyers

    Published on : Friday, October 30, 2020

    The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is extending special registration rates for both domestic and international travel buyers for next year’s IPW, its annual international trade show, to be held September 18-22, 2021 in Las Vegas. International leisure …

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  • U.S. Travel Expresses Extreme Disappointment on Relief Talks Ending

    Published on : Friday, October 9, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the White House ending coronavirus relief negotiations: “Hardworking Americans whose livelihoods depend on travel and tourism cannot wait until after the election for relief. The reality is …

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  • Travel CEOs Unite in Stark Call for Relief Bill

    Published on : Friday, October 2, 2020

    The CEOs of 17 of the largest U.S. travel companies joined the U.S. Travel Association in the following statement pleading with leaders in Washington to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic: …

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  • U.S. Travel Announces New Dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

    Published on : Thursday, October 1, 2020

    The U.S. Travel Association today announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from September 18-22, 2021. The September dates are revised from previously released 2021 event dates. …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Airlines’ Call for COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

    Published on : Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights: “We have …

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  • Travel Community Calls on Congress to Pass Relief Legislation

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports that both chambers of Congress may soon consider separate actions on coronavirus relief legislation: “It is crucial that leaders in …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds DHS Measure to Allow for Electronic REAL ID Applications

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to allow for the electronic submission of required documents for REAL ID applications:   “DHS’ …

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  • Shenandoah County’s tourism earned $230 million in 2018

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Shenandoah County’s tourism revenues continued to improve, cresting $230 million in 2018, according to data released by the U.S. Travel Association. Jenna French, executive director of economic development and tourism for the county, said the continued growth came as tourism …

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  • Travel advisors witnessing an uptick in U.S. clients looking for domestic experiences

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    As growth and expansion in inbound tourism to the U.S. have dropped drastically, Americans are improving the slack, with travel advisors witnessing an uptick in U.S. clients looking for domestic experiences —including some that rival overseas journeys in complexity and …

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  • U.S. Travel Association expresses concern over Global Entry disruption due to staff shortage

    Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Tori Barnes, U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy expressed concern to reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing shortages will disrupt the Global Entry program for expedited clearance of pre-approved members passing through U.S. …

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  • JOLT Act applauded by U.S. Travel

    Published on : Thursday, April 11, 2019

      Tori Barnes, the  Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy for the U.S. Travel Association issued statement on the introduction of the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act of 2019.     In 2018 the international inbound …

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  • U.S. Travel Association launches campaign to promote travel

    Published on : Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    The United States Travel Association has launched an advertising campaign with the  Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB)  to influence the political leaders and promote the economic benefits of travel.     The multifaceted campaign featured a four-story billboard …

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  • U.S. Travel Targets Ad Campaigns at Top Policymakers

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind for lawmakers even when they are outside the halls of the Capitol or the White …

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  • U.S. Travel Comments on Partial Federal Government Shutdown

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella:   “The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. But if aspects of the …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds U.S.-U.K. Post-Brexit Agreement

    Published on : Monday, December 3, 2018

    U.S. Travel Association Vice President for Government Relations Erik Hansen issued the following statement on the new Open Skies deal between the United States and the United Kingdom for post-Brexit flights:   “The U.S.-U.K. agreement removes a cloud of uncertainty …

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  • Travel Oregon’s Davidson, Atlanta CVB’s Richardson Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

    Published on : Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Todd Davidson, president and CEO of Travel Oregon, and Spurgeon Richardson,   the former longtime president of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders Tuesday night.Induction into the Hall of Leaders …

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  • Former Marriott Executive Kathleen Matthews Honored – Outstanding Contributions to Travel – Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, November 21, 2018

    Kathleen Matthews, the former chief global communications and public affairs officer at Marriott International, received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation of her contributions to travel and tourism, promotion of sustainability, and support of diversity …

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  • Travel Trends Index: Domestic Travel a Bright Spot, but Int’l Inbound Projected to Decelerate

    Published on : Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 104th straight month of overall expansion. Despite the positive trend, U.S. Travel economists remain wary …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to the FAA Reauthorization Bill

    Published on : Thursday, October 4, 2018

    U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018:   “The good news is that the FAA bill concludes the years-long …

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