South Dakota's Jim Hagen Named 2014 State Tourism Director of the Year
August 27, 2014
Winners of the 2014 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference held this week in Louisville.
August 25, 2014
South Dakota Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen has been named State Tourism Director of the Year.
“Work Martyr Complex” Emerges at Expense of Americans’ Health and Well-Being
August 19, 2014
Fear of being replaced and work piling up coupled with a lack of employer support and communication is keeping Americans from using the time off they have earned, according to the new study, “Overwhelmed America: Why Don’t We Use Our Paid Time Off?” conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications (GfK) for the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Effect initiative.
Eligible Travelers Can Process Entry into America 'Right in the Palms of Their Hands'
August 12, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today praised the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) launch of its first Mobile Passport Control app, allowing eligible travelers to submit entry process information via their own smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection.
August 6, 2014
The latest trade figures further validate the travel industry's essential role in revitalizing the U.S. economic recovery. Travel exports grew by $0.2 billion to $19.3 billion in June—a rise of 8.3 percent over the same time last year.
63,800 jobs added thus far in 2014
August 1, 2014
Travel continues its strong performance in the economy, adding 6,500 direct jobs in July and totaling 63,800 jobs for the first seven months of 2014.
July 31, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement regarding news the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s approval of S. 1347, the “Conference Accountability Act of 2014’’.
July 23, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association announced Wednesday that New Orleans will be the venue for IPW 2016—the first time the blockbuster travel industry event has returned to the Crescent City since 2002. New Orleans also previously hosted the annual five-day event, formerly known as International Pow Wow, in 1993 and 1979.
July 23, 2014
Travel industry advocates Sam Gilliland of Sabre Corporation and Rossi Ralenkotter of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have been selected as the 2014 inductees into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders. Gilliland and Ralenkotter will be honored during a dinner among more than 100 travel industry leaders during the U.S. Travel winter board meeting on November 19 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C.
Would Force Earlier Consideration of Long-Term Funding Solution
July 23, 2014
The travel community supports the amendment offered by Sens. Boxer, Carper and Corker. Of course highway funds should never be allowed to run out, especially in the middle of the summer travel and construction peak, and we’re relieved that Congress is poised to institute a short-term fix.