June 17, 2013
News & Highlights
Travel Blitz First Quarter MVP Announced
Congratulations to the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (New Orleans CVB) on being named the Travel Blitz First Quarter MVP! On January 16, the New Orleans CVB hosted a travel roundtable event with Senator David Vitter (R-LA). Nearly two-dozen travel organizations convened to educate the Senator about issues that matter most to our industry including: Visa reform, infrastructure, aviation security and government meetings.
Daily Getaways is Back!
U.S. Travel's annual Daily Getaways program returns June 10 through July 12. In partnership with American Express, the program will again feature more than 20 of America's top travel brands — offering travel product at up to 50 percent off retail prices. This year, select partners are offering increased quantities from last year and brand-new offers. Each weekday, a new partner's offer will go on sale beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST. Quantities are very limited and purchased on a first-come, first-served basis.
Travel Effect Research Proves Business Travel is Critical to Economic Recovery
A new Travel Effect study shows the role business travel plays in company performance and the U.S. economy. By using statistical analysis and business traveler surveys, the Oxford report, The Role of Business Travel in the U.S. Economic Recovery, targets business leaders with a core message that face-to-face interaction strengthens American business and drives revenue and profit growth.
U.S. Travel announced locations for its next seven annual IPW marketplaces, locking in host cities that span America through 2020.
U.S. Travel announced record-setting attendance at the 45th annual IPW, the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.
This addition would enable Chilean nationals to enjoy the same visa-free entry that travelers from 37 other nations currently have access to.
Spending by inbound travelers has generated 30% of U.S. export growth so far this year.
U.S. Travel applauds measures to boost U.S. growth and urges careful consideration on biometric exit requirement.
Impeccable credentials and business acumen make President Obama's pick more than qualified to lead department focused on U.S. economic growth.
U.S. Travel applauded TSA for expanding PreCheck and allowing program participants to be eligible for expedited screening on select international travel itineraries beginning tomorrow, May 7.
The travel industry continues to lead the way to our nation’s economic growth and recovery, adding 13,300 jobs in April and contributing eight percent of last month’s overall employment gain.
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