Travel Technology Association Welcomes New DOT Nominee As Important Consumer Issues Require Continued Strong Leadership

Apr 29, 2013, 11:30 ET from Travel Tech

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Tech: The Travel Technology Association welcomed the nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, saying his experience in executive decision-making would help the department reach effective outcomes on a number of important issues facing airline consumers. 

"As the mayor of a large metropolitan city that hosts one of the busiest airline hubs in the U.S., Mayor Foxx undoubtedly knows the importance of air transportation.  But he also knows that consumer interests must have a seat at the table, as Charlotte residents for years have faced how to find a balance to the higher fares and limited competition that often characterizes a hub-city with only one dominant carrier," said Simon Gros, Travel Tech's chairman.  "As the airline industry continues to consolidate, consumers will need the new Secretary's leadership to make sure they retain their voice on issues like the proposed airline consumer protection rulemaking on ancillary fee transparency and transactability, and the IATA Resolution 787 proposal which could dramatically change the open marketplace for airline fare shopping."

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