Though international travel to the United States was up 15 percent in the first two months of 2010 over the same period in 2009, it will take a lot more positive news to reverse a 10-year downward trend, characterized as the “lost decade” by Roger Dow, president and chief executive officer at the U.S. Travel Association, who spoke at the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum on June 2 in Washington, D.C. There has been a global “gold rush” of international travel since 2000, said Dow, ...

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