A letter has been delivered to key congressional committees in which the U.S. Travel Association -- along with more than 300 travel businesses, associations and destination marketing organizations -- highlighted Brand USA's new return-on-investment numbers, and the agency's vital role in job creation across America. "Brand USA is an outstanding performer from an ROI standpoint, and hamstringing this successful public-private partnership would be a bad move for our economy," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "The value Brand USA adds is simply phenomenal, it's all done without a dime of taxpayer money. Millions of visitors who would not have come here otherwise have visited the U.S. because of Brand USA's marketing campaigns, and they've added billions to the U.S. economy and supported tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs per year. Now more than ever, Brand USA's efforts are needed to show the world that America is, and always will be, a welcoming destination with so much to offer international visitors." Get the full story at Meetings & Conventions