U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Interest in American Travel Up, As Is American Consumer Confidence (For Now)

September 29, 2016

Here’s a sampling of September 2016’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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Travel Community Hails Passage of Federal Zika Funding

September 28, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon Wednesday's passage of a continuing budget resolution including emergency Zika funding.

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To Keep Lines Down, TSA Needs Long-Term Fixes

September 12, 2016

As summer draws to an end, the nightmarish TSA lines that once grabbed headlines have been shortened—but we’re not out of the woods yet.

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic Leisure Travel Loses Strength, Tempering Year-End Growth Prospects

September 06, 2016

Domestic leisure travel—which has been powering overall travel growth on its own amid persistent softness in the business and international markets—has begun to show signs of its own slowdown, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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New Survey: Millennial Attitudes Making America's Vacation Problem Worse

August 17, 2016

Millennial workers are the most likely generation to forfeit time off, even though they earn the least amount of vacation days. Project: Time Off’s new report provides a closer look at the negative consequences of this behavior to the individual, business, and broader economy.

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Americans Waste Record-Setting 658 Million Vacation Days

June 14, 2016

American workers took slightly more vacation in 2015, up to 16.2 days from 16.0 days the year before, according to new research from Project: Time Off. But the meager increase comes as workers received an additional day (21.9 days on average), but used a lower share of vacation time than in 2014.

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