News for the Hospitality Executive
Washington, DC - The U.S. travel industry next week launches the 26th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week with a nationwide focus on establishing travel as a solution to America's ongoing economic challenges. This year's theme - "Travel Matters" - highlights travel's unique ability to create jobs, stimulate economic recovery and drive needed tax revenue in all fifty states. The U.S. Travel Association is organizing simultaneous rallies in more than 30 cities coast-to-coast, the U.S. Senate is hosting a hearing and AOL® Travel will launch a special online feature for travelers on a budget.
"Our industry wants to do everything we can to strengthen the nation's economy by getting Americans back on the road and in the skies," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "The travel dollar permeates the American economy and is critical to saving and creating the jobs that America desperately needs."
The activities planned for National Travel and Tourism Week include:
For more information on cities participating in Travel Rally Day on May 12, visit: http://www.ustravel.org/pressmedia/TWFA/participants.html.About AOL
AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.
About U.S. Travel Association
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $740 billion travel industry. U.S. Travel's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. For more information, visit www.ustravel.org.
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