U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 18, 2013
Chris Nassetta addresses business leaders at the U.S. Chamber CEO Series luncheon which focuses on importance of travel and tourism to the American economy and employment.
Bay News 9
September 6, 2013
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) discusses the importance of the JOLT Act and the economic benefits that would come with incorporating key travel and tourism provisions to immigration reform.
August 30, 2013
Travel club AAA is projecting that 34.1 million Americans will travel over this Labor Day weekend, the most since the midst of the recession. The number of Americans using the holiday for a getaway at least 50 miles from home represents a 4.2% increase over the 32.7 million who traveled during the Labor Day weekend in 2012.
August 26, 2013
Americans as a society generally don’t take vacations. While many of us would love to travel, we live in an economy where job security is rare and most of us live in fear that if we take any time off work, our job may not be waiting for us upon our return. We live on part-time and temporary job contracts where we don’t always know where our next source of income will come from.
Future Travel Experience
August 26, 2013
Chicago Department for Aviation (CDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have held a ceremony at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to officially launch the Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks.
August 26, 2013
We’ve taken a page out of the successful “Travel Effect” campaign from our friends at the U.S. Travel Association, and developed an infographic looking at the “Timeshare Effect”—a look at how timeshare vacations have a positive effect on lifestyle, family memories, and finances.
August 25, 2013
A growing number of cities are looking to lure more travelers by offering free WiFi in busy tourist destinations. But while good news for travelers, that trend is not such wonderful news for hotels.
August 24, 2013
When Congress failed to stop the sequester in the spring, Washington braced itself for a terrible summer. The White House canceled tours. The National Park Service cut back its staff on the Mall. The National Archives and the National Arboretum cut their hours. The Smithsonian closed rooms in its museums. Lawmakers predicted public outcry and a devastating blow to Washington's summer tourist season. And then ... it didn't happen.
Inside Tucson Business
August 23, 2013
The biggest bane of airline travel these days is the hassle of airport security. This fall the Transportation Security Administration is rolling out an expansion of a program that will allow for expedited passage through airport security checks and officials at Tucson International Airport are hoping it will be among the airports picked for the rollout.
The White House Blog
August 22, 2013
America has always been a nation of immigrants, and throughout the nation’s history, immigrants and visitors from around the globe have kept our workforce vibrant, our businesses on the cutting edge, and helped to build the greatest economic engine in the world. However, America’s immigration system is broken and has not kept pace with changing times. Our outdated immigration system has hindered our ability to attract legitimate international travelers and the best foreign workers. This isn’t good for the economy or the country.