USTA’s Roger Dow on Tourism this week:

Our industry is concluding a most successful National Travel and Tourism Week. This year, NTTW attracted record levels of engagement by more than 400 destinations, businesses and other supporters. And, no surprise, online social engagement skyrocketed, amplifying our voice under the banner theme “Travel is ______.” Thank you all for engaging with lawmakers and touting our message widely in the media. Your creativity and support was on display from coast to coast.

When it comes to informing policy decisions that affect travel on Capitol Hill, like preserving Open Skies agreements, passing Trade Promotion Authority legislation, or funding improvements to our nation’s aging infrastructure, it cannot be done without your participation at the local level during weeks like this one.

In recognition of NTTW, the U.S. Senate also passed a resolution on Wednesday, sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), lauding the contribution of travel and tourism to America’s economy. Let the progress continue throughout 2015.