Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement concerning President Obama visiting the Gulf Coast with his family this weekend:
The travel community celebrated a major victory today when President Obama signed into law the first-ever national travel promotion and communications program to attract more international travelers to the U.S.
NTA Secretary/Treasurer Nick Calderazzo of RMP Travel has been appointed to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which serves to advise and develop plans for the Obama administration on issues of travel and tourism.
President Barack Obama signed the Travel Promotion Act (TPA) into law today, ending a multi-year legislative journey that now embarks upon the legislation’s implementation phase.
Hotel and other travel executives met with President Barack Obama this week, concerned about the downturn in bookings for business meetings and other events which they blame largely on negative sentiment fueled by government and media comments about corporate spending during recession.