The U.S. Travel Association has announced that Geoff Ballotti, president and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, was elected national chair in a member-wide vote. Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson previously held the role.
“We are thrilled to welcome Geoff as our new chair,” said U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow. “Who better to help us emphasize the tremendous power of travel in our lives and the U.S. economy than someone whose professional life is all about hospitality? Geoff’s experience and expertise will help us continue to elevate our message to the highest levels of government leadership, and advocate for policies that keep America an attractive, welcoming destination for travelers around the world.”
In his role as national chair of U.S. Travel, Ballotti will lead the board to achieve its goals, which include increasing travel to and within the United States, highlighting the economic importance of the U.S. travel industry and advocating for policies that support and encourage travel.
“Travel makes us culturally richer, while simultaneously fueling both the U.S. economy and economies around the world,” Ballotti said. “Together we’ll continue to drive an agenda that supports connectivity—not isolationism—and encourages safe and secure travel to and throughout the United States.”
Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio includes 15 distinct brands, 7,800 hotels and more than 600,000 guest rooms that span 66 countries.
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