Washington, D.C. – 2012-12-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Roger Dow, president and CEO of the the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement on the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI):
“Today, the U.S. travel community lost a close friend and ardent supporter. Sen. Daniel Inouye was a tireless champion for travelers. He understood the important role that travel plays not only in driving Hawaii’s economy, but also America’s economy. He was a key proponent for travel promotion, working to gain bipartisan support for many travel initiatives in Congress. Additionally, he understood the diplomatic tool that is travel – there is no better way to experience firsthand our rich culture than to travel to the United States.
“We will miss Sen. Inouye, and we express our condolences.”
Cathy Keefe 202-408-2183
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $1.9 trillion in economic output and supports 14.4 million jobs. U.S. Travel’s mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.