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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.
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Travel Leaders Welcome TSA Fee Fix
September 17, 2014
The bill corrects a fundamental flaw in the most recent adjustment to the TSA fee, which caused some travelers to be charged the fee more than once-in some cases more than $20 extra-if their trip consisted of one or more flight connection. TSA's activities are obviously vital, but the travel community objected to the agency's implementation phase of the fee change, and we're grateful to Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson for seeing through this effort to correct it.
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.
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