U.S. Travel Association inducts Travel Oregon’s Todd Davidson and Atlanta CVB’s Spurgeon Richardson into its Hall of Leaders

WASHINGTON, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — 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 is the highest honor bestowed by U.S. Travel and one of… Read the full press release

IPW 2018 gathered together More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries

DENVER, CO, 2018-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators,… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association announces Utah’s Vicki Varela as 2016 State Tourism Director of the Year at its annual ESTO conference

BOCA RATON, FLA., 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Vicki Varela of the Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2016. Varela was announced as the winner before more than 800 of her peers at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual ESTO conference, held this… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association survey: Labor Day Travelers will pour $13.5 billion into the U.S. economy

But Infrastructure Woes Leave Another $1.7 Billion on the Table WASHINGTON, 2015-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Each American taking a trip for the Labor Day long weekend is expected to spend an average of $380 on goods and services, according to a survey and analysis released by the U.S. Travel Association. With AAA projecting that 35.5… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow on the new public-private Centennial Challenge Fund to address critical parks funding priorities

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on an Obama Administration proposal to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by establishing a new public-private Centennial Challenge Fund to address critical funding priorities: “Our national parks reflect America’s heritage and include some… Read the full press release

The U. S. Travel Association announces the appointment of Jena Baker McNeill as the new senior director of government relations

New Senior Director of Government Relations Committed to Advancing Federal Policies that Strengthen and Promote Travel in America WASHINGTON, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The U. S. Travel Association on Monday announced that Jena Baker McNeill is the association’s new senior director of government relations. McNeill will bolster the team’s efforts to promote policies that increase… Read the full press release

Airline Unions ahead of U.S. Travel Association Roundtable: heavily subsidized competition by government-owned airlines from Qatar and UAE poses very serious economic threat to the U.S.

Joint Statement from Airline Unions on U.S. Travel Association Roundtable WASHINGTON, 2015-3-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The union leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, International; the Allied Pilots Association; the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the Association of Flight Attendants; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Communications Workers of… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association comments on news from the U.S. Commerce Department that inbound international visitation to US reached a new high in 2014

WASHINGTON, 2015-3-12 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow comments on news from the U.S. Commerce Department that inbound international visitation to the United States reached a new high in 2014: “This latest international visitation figure is the fruit of a lot of hard work by the American travel community and… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association comments on the spring travel forecast from Airlines for America

WASHINGTON, 2015-3-12 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow comments on the spring travel forecast from Airlines for America: “We obviously welcome the projection of increased travel demand over the next two years, which jibes with our own data. But just because the lines are longer at the DMV than ever… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow: We urge leaders in both chambers of Congress to quickly arrive at a consensus that ensures DHS remains open and fully funded

WASHINGTON, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the impasse over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “We urge leaders in both chambers of Congress to quickly arrive at a consensus that ensures DHS remains open and fully funded. “The travel sector of… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association President Roger Dow issues statement on survey released by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency

Washington, D.C., 2014-9-5 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a survey released by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency finding that large numbers of consumers want more upfront information about ancillary airline ticket fees: “Quite simply, the travel industry is all about policies that get more people… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Effect initiative study: Fear of being replaced and work piling up coupled with lack of employer support keeps Americans from taking time off

“Work Martyr Complex” Emerges at Expense of Americans’ Health and Well-Being WASHINGTON, D.C., 2014-8-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Fear of being replaced and work piling up coupled with a lack of employer support and communication is keeping Americans from using the time off they have earned, according to the new study, “Overwhelmed America: Why Don’t We Use… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow comments on the ‘Real Transparency in Airfares Act’

Washington, D.C., 2014-5-7 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to the announced introduction of the ‘Real Transparency in Airfares Act’ by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.): “I’m encouraged that members of both chambers continue to work on the airfare transparency issue, because so far there hasn’t… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association announced the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act garnered 150 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives

Washington, D.C., 2014-04-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced that the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, H.R. 1354, has garnered 150 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, roughly split between the two parties. The announcement came on the heels of new research showing that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP),… Read the full press release

Nearly 1,400 international and domestic travel buyers attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 46th annual IPW

Chicago, IL, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 1,400 international and domestic travel buyers, the highest since 2001, attended the U.S. Travel Association’s 46th annual IPW, the travel industry’s premier international marketplace. This week more than 6,200 travel suppliers and buyers from over 70 countries, including 500 international and domestic media, convened in Chicago at… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association welcomes Chile to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

Washington, D.C., 2014-3-4 — /Travel PR News/ — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to Friday’s announcement that the Republic of Chile will enter the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP): “To all of our soon-to-be guests from the beautiful nation of Chile, we in the American travel community say:… Read the full press release

The U.S. Travel Association launched web site to help deliver appeals from international travelers to improve the U.S. entry process

Website spotlights significant dilemma in entry procedures voiced by international travelers upon arrival at nation’s gateway airports WASHINGTON, D.C., 2013-08-15— /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today launched “Traveler’s Voice” (www.travelersvoice.org) to help deliver appeals from travelers to improve the U.S. entry process. The website features video messages from international travelers immediately following their exit… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow comments on TSA’s new TSA Pre™ Enrollment Options at Washington Dulles and Indianapolis International Airports

Washington, D.C., 2013-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement applauding the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its announcement of a new program at Washington Dulles and Indianapolis International Airports to allow Americans to enroll directly in Pre™, TSA’s trusted traveler program for domestic air… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Commends U.S. Senate for approving Immigration Bill which recognizes the importance of travel

Landmark Legislation Will Deliver Increased Economic Opportunity and Jobs to Communities Across America by Encouraging More Travel To and Within the United States 2013-07-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Washington, D.C. – Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement commending the U.S. Senate for approving S. 744, the Border Security, Economic… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Roger Dow: Penny Pritzker is ‘Unparalleled Choice’ to Lead the Commerce Department

Pritzker Is ‘Unparalleled Choice’ to Lead the Commerce Department, Says U.S. Travel’s Dow Washington, D.C., 2013-06-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement today applauding the Senate’s confirmation of Penny Pritzker to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. “We applaud the Senate for… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association urges U.S. senators to approve S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Washington, D.C., 2013-06-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today urged U.S. senators to approve S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. As part of an historic opportunity to enact meaningful immigration reform, the legislation includes significant measures to improve the visa process and facilitation of air travelers coming to the United… Read the full press release

Seasoned Capitol Hill Staffer Courtney Temple appointed U.S. Travel Director of Government Relations

Washington, D.C., 2013-06-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced that Courtney Temple is the association’s new director of government relations, where she will strengthen the team’s efforts to advance policies that increase travel to and within the United States. The newest addition to U.S. Travel’s expanding government relations office, Temple joins the association… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association Announced the 2014 Through 2020 IPW Host Cities across U.S.

Washington, D.C., 2013-06-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced locations for its next seven annual IPW marketplaces, locking in host cities that span America through 2020. Future host cities are: Chicago, Illinois – 2014 (last hosted in 1998) Orlando, Florida – 2015 (last hosted in 2010) Miami, Florida – 2016 (last hosted in 2009)… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association: 45th annual IPW Expected to Generate $3.5 Billion in Future U.S. Travel

U.S. Travel Association’s 2013 IPW Marketplace Sets Attendance Records Largest Generator of Travel to the U.S. Expected to Generate $3.5 Billion in Future U.S. Travel 2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Travel Association announced record-setting attendance at the 45th annual IPW (formerly International Pow Wow), the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to… Read the full press release

Roger Dow, President & CEO U.S. Travel Association, Outlines The Vast Impact Of Travel Spending On American Economy

Expanding Visa Waiver Program and Improving the U.S. Entry Process Will Help America Realize ‘Enormous’ Growth, Says U.S. Travel Head in Testimony Today Washington, D.C., 2013-05-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, detailed the benefits created by $2.0… Read the full press release

Jonathan Grella appointed Senior Vice President of Public Affairs U.S. Travel Association

Trusted media advisor and political strategist to lead association’s campaign-style operation Washington, D.C., 2013-05-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today announced the selection of Jonathan A. Grella as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. Grella, who begins at U.S. Travel on May 6, will lead the government relations, grassroots, research and communications components of… Read the full press release

Sequestration-Driven Flight Delays Place 83,000 American Jobs and $9 Billion in U.S. Economic Output at Risk

U.S. Travel Association Urges FAA to Insulate Critical Personnel from Budget Cuts; Calls on Congress to Enact Legislative Fix Washington, D.C., 2013-04-25— /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today released a new analysis of the cost of flight delays resulting from announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughs of air traffic control personnel in response to budget… Read the full press release