Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association has releaseed a statement calling for an end of all Arizona travel boycotts, noting that Washington policymakers were urged to do what their constituents have repeatedly asked them to do and address the issue of immigration.
“This complex issue should be resolved on the merits of various proposals, not by holding an industry and its 300,000 employees hostage to politics,” Dow said. “We appreciate the acknowledgment that travel is a major economic force in Arizona and across the country. We need to protect this critical aspect of our economy and reward hard-working Americans instead of proposing boycotts that will lead to job losses and economic hardship for families and local communities. It is inappropriate to punish the men and women of our industry who have done no harm to others.”