U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow offered praise for the European Parliament's recent vote on the U.S. – EU Passenger Name Record Agreement: "The U.S. Travel Association congratulates governments in the U.S. and the E.U. on successfully negotiating a new agreement to secure international travel between the U.S. and Europe. "
"Inbound travel from Europe is a lifeblood to the U.S. economy, and striking a balance between security and privacy for travelers is essential to protecting that valuable aspect of our travel market," Dow said
U.S. Travel said it will work with the Obama Administration and Congress to expand and strengthen the Visa Waiver Program to additional countries in the E.U. and elsewhere and praised the Department of Homeland Security for their efforts.