Happy Independence Day!
Today marks the first business day of the new membership year, which runs from July 1 through June 30. If you have not renewed your dues yet, please do so immediately before your membership is terminated. Renew online or call IITA Headquarters for assistance.
Last week, US Travel Association hosted a meeting of industry associations to explore collaboration on common issues impacting our members. The group approved to move forward as an informal coalition, with the primary focus on highlighting the value of international travel to the U.S. economy and jobs and to press for a welcome message from the Trump Administration.
As for a policy agenda, we also agreed to include the travel ban, laptop restrictions, and Brand USA as areas for advocacy collaboration. As a first order of business, we’ll send a joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security requesting monthly briefings for our coalition on actions taken by DHS that impact travel. We appreciate US Travel’s leadership in this initiative to coordinate a collective voice on inbound travel issues. We’ll keep you informed of progress as we move forward.
A new feature of this newsletter will be to include a section to help promote member activities, like events and fams. If you would like your activity included in the newsletter, please contact IITA Headquarters.
Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day celebration – have a great rest of the week!
-Gary Schluter, Chairman
Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours