July 31, 2014
News & Highlights
Brand USA Working for all of US
The world is experiencing an unprecedented international travel boom, and no country can afford to sit on the sidelines in the competition for global visitors—which is why Brand USA remains a key player in generating travelers to the United States. U.S. Travel released a new report that explores the economic benefits of Brand USA and the positive impact its reauthorization would have on the U.S.
Tell Local Representatives #ImStuck With New App
U.S. Travel has joined efforts with Building America’s Future to widely publicize the "I'm Stuck" app, a mobile tool that provides frustrated travelers an opportunity to directly email policymakers. The app not only allows Americans to report travel hassles and delays, but also pushes Congress to reinvest in our lagging transportation infrastructure.
President Obama Pitches Value of Travel
The President promoted his Administration's travel and tourism agenda—beginning at a White House meeting with U.S. Travel's CEO Roundtable and culminating with an afternoon speech at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The Day Off Deficit
According to the latest Travel Effect study of nearly 1,000 U.S. workers, while three in four employees earn paid time off as part of job benefits, they left 429 million of those days off unused in 2013. Breaking those numbers down, Oxford Economics found that an average of 3.2 days of earned time off was left on the table per American worker. Visit TravelEffect.com to learn more about our “Day Off Deficit” and discover the countless ways time off positively impacts our health, relationships and professional lives.
The travel community heartily congratulates House leaders of both parties for embracing a policy that pays clear dividends for the U.S. economy by passing legislation to reauthorize Brand USA.
New analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows that H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, will, if enacted, reduce the U.S. federal deficit by $231 million over 10 years.
New data finds 38 million trips avoided in 2013, costing U.S. economy $35.7 billion.
Rising for the eighth consecutive month, the travel industry added 19,200 jobs in May, the largest monthly increase since October of last year.
While the U.S. trade balance declined $3.0 billion in April to a deficit of $47.2 billion, the travel industry continues to buck the trend, with its exports rising 6.1 percent from April 2013.
POTUS to announce slate of policy proposals embracing travel and tourism as economic growth driver
As summer travel commences, travel and tourism leaders express grave concern about growing strain on transportation systems.
More than 420 million unused days of leave cost U.S. economy $160 billion in 2013.
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