Washington, D.C. - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in reaction to Tuesday’s news that Air Canada will be the first international carrier to join the Transportation Security Administration’s highly successful TSA Pre✓™ program:
“Today’s announcement is the latest evidence of the ever-growing amenities and conveniences that are becoming available to travelers. Expanding PreCheck to international carriers is the next logical step for a program that already has a phenomenal track record in simultaneously improving both security and the flying experience.
“What was once thought of as a zero-sum choice between convenience and security is really not a choice at all, and Administrator Pistole and the rest of the Obama Administration are to be given tremendous credit for continuing to evolve air travel policies in innovative and increasingly traveler-friendly ways.”
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