The US Travel Association announced Thursday the election of Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, as national chairman. In this role, Nassetta may serve up to two consecutive one-year terms.
“The US Travel Association has long been an outstanding advocate for the travel industry and its important contributions to our national and global economies,” said Nassetta. “I am honored to represent our industry in this capacity and to collaborate across sectors to advance the many opportunities before us to create seamless, safe and efficient travel experiences.
Nassetta will lead the association’s executive board and board of delegates, and will work closely with US Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman and the executive leadership team to advance its mission to increase travel to and from United States and to establish travel as an essential contributor to the nation’s economy.
“Chris leads one of the most respected global hospitality companies with an outstanding presence throughout the United States, and we deeply value the perspective he will bring to our collective work on behalf of the travel industry,” said Freeman. “We look forward to working with Chris as our national chair and we also thank our outgoing chair Christine Duffy for her outstanding contributions and leadership.”
Nassetta succeeds Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, whose term as national president of US Travel has ended.
The Washington, DC-based US Travel Association represents the collective interests of over 1,000 industry organizations, including a variety of travel companies and businesses, large and small, and destinations across the United States.
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