News for the Hospitality Executive
DC - August 24, 2011 – In a call
with journalists today, Roger
Dow, president and CEO of the U.S.
Travel Association, discussed the impact of 9/11 on the travel
advance of the ten year anniversary and outlined a series of
that will strengthen security and help eliminate barriers that are
travel to and within the United States.
With a focus on reducing traveler wait times, improving customer service, and replacing a one-size-fits-all approach with a risk-based approach, the principles strike a balance between security and travel facilitation.
“The decade following 9/11 has seen significant changes in the way Americans, and those who visit America, travel,” said Dow. “We must continue keeping travelers safe with the highest level of security, but we must incorporate principles that improve facilitation and encourage travel.”
Dow also provided economic data since 9/11:
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $1.8 trillion in economic output and supports 14.1 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.
of Labor Department Report Shows that the Travel Industry Accounts for
More than 1 in 10 Jobs Created in 2011; Travel Jobs Continue to
Increase for Eighth Consecutive Month / August 2011
Travel Association Releases Comprehensive Analysis Proving Tourism
Promotion Campaigns Increase Visitation Resulting in More Jobs, State
and Local Tax Revenue / July 2011
Travel Association Releases New Research Results Showing 49% of
Travelers Alter Plans Due to High Travel Taxes; Launches Travel Tax
Institute / April 2011
Dow, President & CEO of the US Travel Association, Awarded the
Spirit of Hospitality Award at Destination & Travel Foundation
Dinner / February 2011