U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the final approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to begin construction on a nationwide network of EV charging stations:
U.S. Travel Association and Virgin Holidays are today launching the IPW Virgin competition; the opportunity for one travel writer to win return flights to Orlando to explore all the diverse city has to offer and then join the 25 strong UK media delegation at IPW (30 May – 3 June 2015), the largest U.S. travel show of the year.
The U.S. Travel Association commended the Department of Homeland Security for announcing a statement of intent to establish a visa waiver program (VWP) working group with Brazil. The agreement was signed by Secretary Janet Napolitano and Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota.
CEOs representing the nation’s top travel destinations gathered in Washington, D.C., June 25-26 for the U.S. Travel Association’s inaugural Destination CEO Roundtable, a forum for CEOs from leading convention and visitors bureaus to address pressing issues facing destinations across the country.
CEOs from the nation’s largest travel companies met with senior Administration officials in the White House today to express support for President Obama’s national travel and tourism strategy and urged policies and initiatives that would further economic growth and job creation in the nation’s $1.9 trillion travel industry, which supports 14.4 million U.S. jobs.
PreCheck Reforms, Visa Waiver Expansion can drive economic recovery, create U.S. Jobs, and improve travel experiences.