U.S. Travel Association Supports Immigration Reform

President Obama's comments at the White House Thursday calling for a renewed focus on immigration reform won support from Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

RELATED: U.S. Travel Association Applauds Homeland Security Nomination

"The president's remarks show that he is determined to move on with the business of governing now that the federal shutdown is over," Dow said, "And immigration reform is the perfect place to start. The travel community has been strongly supportive of the reform package already passed by the Senate, which, among other things, contains common-sense measures to increase the numbers of international visitors by improving the Visa Waiver Program and the Customs and Border Protection entry process." 

DAILY NEWS & DEALS NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

RELATED: A4A and U.S. Travel Association Applaud TSA PreCheck Expansion

"Obviously October was a difficult month to advance any major legislation in Washington, but travel leaders have held out every hope that the U.S. House will turn to the critical immigration issue this year. We stand ready to work with that chamber in whatever way we can," Dow said.

Visit www.ustravel.org

Suggested Articles:

The Hub has general 100% Pure New Zealand brand materials, marketing campaigns and themed travel experiences. Learn more here.

According to the Amex Trendex, at least three in five consumers, surveyed across seven countries, plan to stay home for the holidays this year. 

To keep travel advisors engaged and informed, Carnival SVP of trade sales and marketing Adolfo Perez launched a new webcast conversation series.