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Precision, Clarity, Emphasis on Welcome: What We Hope to See in the Revised Executive Order

February 22, 2017

The Trump administration has a second chance to strike a clear balance between heightened security and welcoming legitimate international travelers to the U.S.

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NTTW 2017: Share Your “Faces of Travel” Story

February 14, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week 2017 is all about celebrating the power of travel, and particularly the people who make our industry remarkable. To get in the spirit, we’re highlighting some of our own “faces of U.S. Travel.”

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U.S. Travel Assn. Statement on 9th Circuit Executive Order Ruling

February 09, 2017

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's ruling against President Trump's executive orders on visa issuance:

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Int'l Travel to U.S. Finally Returns to Pre-9/11 Levels

February 07, 2017

International travel’s share of U.S. exports rises to highest level since 2000, according to new Commerce Department data.

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Travel Trends Index: Following a Strong 2016, Outlook Improves for Domestic Biz Travel

February 07, 2017

Travel weathered an abundance of challenges and continued to grow throughout 2016, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Travel’s Role in Trump’s First 100 Days—And in America’s Future

January 19, 2017

Travel played a pivotal part in many of 2016’s biggest stories. Here’s why travel is so important to our country’s future—and how U.S. Travel will make that known in the early days of the new administration.

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Signature Events

Destination Capitol Hill (DCH)
March 28-29, 2017
The travel industry’s premier legislative fly-inRead more
Capital Building
Secure Tourism Summit
April 19, 2017
Exploring Security Challenges Facing Venues and VisitorsRead more
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National Travel and Tourism Week
May 7-13, 2017
This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industryRead more
National Travel and Tourism Week

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    U.S. jobs depend on travel and tourism.

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  • January 13, 2017

    Strong State Tourism Budgets Mean Strong Communities

    When a U.S. destination markets itself effectively, it shows. The U.S. Travel Association's Power of Travel Promotion report highlights how public investment in travel and tourism marketing...

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    U.S. Travel Ready for 2017

    The new year is a reminder that our work to demonstrate travel’s value is never done. With newly elected officials entering office nationwide, it's as important as ever to educate lawmakers on...

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