Year-end Figures Reveal Travel Exports Grew More than Twice as Fast as Overall Exports; Post Third Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Export Growth
February 8, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Commerce Department announcement that overall exports increased $3.9 billion in December 2012 and imports fell $6.2 billion for the month.
Couples who take regular trips report increased satisfaction and romance
February 7, 2013
Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate this Valentine's Day, consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart. New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, found at TravelEffect.com, reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships.
February 1, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Labor Department report on January 2013 employment numbers.
January 29, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released a statement on the confirmation of John Kerry as U.S. Secretary of State.
Hilton and Marriott CEOs Urge Policies to Stimulate Global Travel, Job Creation and Economic Development
January 24, 2013
Two leaders in the travel industry urged governments to stimulate global travel and recognize travel as trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide, and Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International, addressed global business and travel industry leaders, urging policies that stimulate global travel, create jobs and spur economic development.
January 18, 2013
In a firm acknowledgement of the powerful contributions that travel makes to the country’s economy, President Obama announced a goal of attracting 100 million international travelers to the U.S. by 2021 on January 19, 2012.
Groundbreaking Research, New Partnerships, Effective Communications at Core of Effort
January 16, 2013
To conclusively establish the link between travel and its effect on relationships, education, business and communities, the U.S. Travel Association is launching “Travel Effect,” a multiyear, multimillion-dollar advocacy and awareness campaign.
January 15, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing much-needed emergency relief funding for states and local governments as well as businesses and families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
January 11, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics, U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today's Commerce Department announcement that overall exports increased to $182.6 billion for November 2012.
January 4, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Labor Department report on December 2012 employment numbers.