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International travel to US catches up from “the lost decade”

“The US lost a significant amount of ground in the international travel marketplace in the years after 9/11, which our industry has come to call ‘the Lost Decade,'” said US Travel Association Presiden

“The US lost a significant amount of ground in the international travel marketplace in the years after 9/11, which our industry has come to call ‘the Lost Decade,'” said US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “But a decade and a half of sound policymaking from administrations and Congresses controlled by both political parties has enabled America to rebound.


The success of the Visa Waiver Program, the creation of the Brand USA marketing organization, and our Open Skies aviation agreements with other countries are the policies that come to mind as the foremost contributors to this comeback.