U.S. Travel Association

  • Travel Community Reacts to Apparent Deal on VISIT FLORIDA

    Published on : Monday, June 5, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to Governor Rick Scott’s announcement of a special legislative session next week to address VISIT FLORIDA funding:   “We’re very encouraged that steps are in motion …

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  • U.S. Travel Industry’s Message to the World: “Welcome”

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    The major annual event at which U.S. destinations, travel businesses and attractions work to attract international visitors kicks off at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, June 3 with a topical overarching theme: “One Big Welcome.”   This …

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  • Georgia’s tourism industry impact breaks record

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $61.1 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2016, up 3.5 percent, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. …

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  • U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow says that Trump wants to remove Brand USA

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Does America First include tourism? The American Republican President Mr. Donald Trump controls Trump Hotels and luxury golf courses – the two significant factors in the U.S. hospitality and tourism industry. Majority of the occupants staying in Trump Hotels are …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on Visa Overstays

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on 2016 data released by the Department of Homeland Security on visa overstays:   “The overstay figures released by DHS clearly demonstrate that the government’s …

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  • U.S Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Trump Budget

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the proposed elimination of the Brand USA tourism marketing agency in President Trump’s federal budget document:   “With all that’s going on in the world, unilaterally disarming …

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  • Americans planning for long weekend trips shows Travelzoo Survey

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Long weekend trips are in. Nearly three quarters of Americans are planning to take a long weekend trip this summer, according to data released by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo. The Travelzoo Summer 2017 Travel Trends Survey also found that …

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  • Tourism and security summit in NYC

    Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Federal security experts, civilian contractors and tourism industry leaders assembled today in NYC for discussing increased cooperation in a time which is plagued by gun violence, terrorism and xenophobia.   The organizers of this meet said that it was the …

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  • Terror threats, crisis response and traveller safety in focus at inaugural secure tourism summit

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Representatives from every corner of the travel and tourism industry will meet in New York City on Wednesday, April 19 for the inaugural Secure Tourism Summit, hosted by the U.S. Travel Association. The event marks the first time the U.S. …

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  • International travel unexpectedly strong to start 2017 shows U.S. Travel Association

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    International travel again defied growth expectations in February 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI)—but U.S. Travel economists still warn of a drop-off in international travel going forward.   International travel data from February shows that …

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  • U.S. Travel on Big Airlines’ Challenges

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement:   “For days, the airwaves have been filled with negative stories about airlines. The common denominator here is that air travel has become all too …

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  • Wyndham Hotel Group’s Geoff Ballotti named U.S. Travel National Chair

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association announced Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, as its new national chair. He was elected in a member-wide vote. Last week, Ballotti presided over his first Board of Directors meeting as national chair. …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Tough New Visa Checks

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to media reports of tough new checks for U.S. visa applicants:   “The travel community has been deferential to this new administration, whose charge it is …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Electronic Devices Ban

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on the ban announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security on some electronic devices in the cabins of certain international flights:   “The American …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on Judge’s Ruling on the Executive Order on Visas

    Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella released the following statement:   “However the issue plays out in the legal system, the American travel community believes the Trump administration’s visa security efforts should include a clear …

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  • Travel Trends Index: Defying Projections, Int’l Travel Sets Multi-Year Record in January

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Despite some fears to the contrary, international inbound travel to the U.S. posted strong growth in January 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). But U.S. Travel economists stress that the most recent TTI is …

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  • Revised Executive Order Should Welcome Legit Travelers

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    The American travel community is urging the Trump administration to include in its revised executive order on visas and immigration—expected in the coming days—language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.   The …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Trump’s Joint Session Address

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following reaction to President Trump’s Tuesday speech to Congress:   “The U.S. travel community looks forward to seeing the details of the president’s revised plan to ensure proper vetting of …

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  • Travel Leaders: User Fee Bill Opens the Door to Efficient Airport Fixes

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in support of the Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act of 2017, introduced today:   “This bill is proof that the conversation around fixing our aviation …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Senate Confirmation of Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce:   “The travel community welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. We …

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