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U.S. Travel’s media team works with the news media on issues that impact travel to and within the United States. We advocate key policy activities and positions, publicize industry events and highlight important research on behalf of our members. Our media team is available to answer media inquiries, provide background information and schedule interviews. Please contact Cathy Keefe, Manager, Media Relations, (O) 202-408-2183, (C) 703-899-7031; Jamie Morris, Coordinator, Media Relations, (O) 202-218-3621, (C) 530-545-9274; or Chris Kennedy, Director, Strategic Communications, (O) 202-218-3603, (C) 202-465-6635. To learn more about our membership, travel trends and signature events, please view our online Press Kit.
Travel Among Most Potent U.S. Exports, Study Finds
September 10, 2014
When one thinks of an "export," one normally thinks of objects that are boxed and loaded onto container ships in Galveston or Long Beach, like manufacturing or agricultural products. But since it involves the consumption of U.S. goods and services with foreign currency, international travel and tourism falls into the "export" category as well—and it greatly outperforms most other U.S. industries in that capacity, according to a new study from the U.S. Travel Association.
Travel Employment Growth Pauses in August
September 5, 2014
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Labor Department announcement that the U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August while the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent.
Latest Flyer Survey Confirms Need for Policy Changes to Boost Air Travel
September 4, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a survey released by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency finding that large numbers of consumers want more upfront information about ancillary airline ticket fees.
Spending your vacation days is good for America
September 3, 2014
TSA's PreCheck flier program hits 500,000 enrollment mark
August 27, 2014
Kentucky uses Brand USA to play the international tourism game
Louisville Business First
August 25, 2014
No Vacation Nation
NBC Today Show
August 21, 2014