Roger Dow, president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association, is among the travel and tourism industry leaders expressing willingness to help U.S. President-elect Barack Obama understand the industry's importance to economic recovery. In a statement released immediately after the election, Dow said, “The [travel] industry employs one out of every eight U.S. workers, drives more than $700 billion in spending, and is a major economic force in each of the 50 states. The small- and ...

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