U.S. Travel Chief Touts Industry’s “Dynamism”

By Matt Swenson, March 6, 2015

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, paints a positive picture in his state of the industry address, noting the sector’s “dynamism” was visible across the board last year.

The video message touts records in domestic trips (2.1 billion), international visitors (74 million), travel expenditures ($927 billion) and jobs directly related to travel (8 million), noting the industry’s growth’s outpaces that of the U.S. economy.

“Travel continues to be an economic powerhouse,” says Dow.

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