We’re Travelers United, the only non-profit, membership organization that represents all travelers. And, the only consumer travel organization with a presence in Washington, DC, where we visit congressmen, work with travel regulators, testify before committee and discuss consumer issues with travel associations that represent airlines, hotels, bus companies, car rental companies, airports, travel technology providers and travel agents of all kinds.
Great travel experiences start long before passengers board airplanes, buses and trains. They start long before travelers pick up their first guidebook and start making hotel reservations. Wonderful travel experiences are a combination of a travel and tourism infrastructure that works and had clear, understandable rules and good customer service, together with travelers who are savvy enough to avoid potential problems during journeys.
Government, travel providers and travel agents all form a web of travel rules and regulations. These rules and regulations are not set arbitrarily, but they are created through a deliberative process — a process where Travelers United provides a strong consumer voice. For the first time in travel, travelers have a voice in the decision-making process. We are part of the process.
The next important factor is educating the public about the rules of the road and the air. When travelers do not know the regulations and industry rules, they find themselves surprised or disappointed. Here, Travelers United works every day to spread the work about how to make travel better.
Only Travelers United has the information, insights and influence you need to smooth the bumps in the road. As a member:
• Your influence will extend to Washington decision-makers as we leverage your voice to create better laws and regulations.
• You’ll benefit from actionable information, authoritative travel tips, insider blog posts, an active social media program and verified member reviews where members help one another
• You’ll receive expert assistance through our connections with the Department of Transportation and the country’s most respected travel ombudsman.
Travelers United offers unmatched resources to improve not only your trip, but upgrade the travel experience for everyone.
The Travelers United Blog now includes all posts from ConsumerTraveler.com. Consumer Traveler, and now Travelers United, carry on the legacy of the oldest continuously published travel news and commentary site on the Web.
It was incorporated under the name Ticked.com in late 1998, at the beginning of the passenger rights revolution and before the term blog was widely use. We called it an e-zein at the time. Its founders included travel journalists Christopher Elliott, Charles Leocha and Terry Riley. After 9/11, it became Travelcomment.com and in 2005, it morphed into Tripso.com. In 2009, it became Consumertraveler.com. Now, it has become part of Travelers United.
Although we’ve been known by many names, our mission has not changed. Our columnists are here for you, the traveler. This is the official site of Traveler United, the largest overall travelers’s advocacy group in the US. We accept no advertising and our focus is on discussing the developing travel policies and rules and regulations that govern travel. Travelers United also includes fine destination articles from some of America’s top prize-winning travel journalists.
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Who are we?
Chairman and Founder
Chairman and Founder, authored the only book focused on Travel Rights, was heard on more than a hundred radio stations with his Travel Tips program, served as MSNBC’s TV travel guru, appeared as a travel expert on scores of news programs, authored an additional 30 travel guides, been published in America’s top magazines and newspapers, started a magazine for the American military stationed in Europe (it is still being published) and has now moved to Washington, DC, to bring the consumer travel message directly to Congressmen and their staffers as well as regulators. See Charlie Leocha’s bio here.