WASHINGTON, DC – “It should please any supporter of robust economic activity and job growth that Congress and the White House are trying to move TPA [Trade Promotion Authority] forward. The travel community urges leaders in both parties and both chambers to find the path to this measure’s long-overdue implementation,” commented US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.
Speaking on supporting the introduction of TPA legislation in Congress, Dow continued: “TPA passage will even further rev the engine of the US travel sector, which has already been among the most productive and fastest-recovering portions of the economy since the recession. More trade equals more business activity which equals more overseas visitors to the US, who are like a magical economic elixir: they spend an average of US$4,300 per trip and support one new American job per every 36 of them, while consuming virtually no public services. TPA is one of those policies that simply makes abundant sense.”