Commentary

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

February 04, 2016

U.S. Travel is monitoring recent developments regarding the Zika virus and its potential impact on travel to and within the U.S. While CDC reports that widespread transmission here is unlikely at this time, we are prepared to activate our industry's readiness efforts if and when needed.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to AIRR Act

February 03, 2016

The U.S. Travel Association said Wednesday the FAA bill released by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee members makes significant strides towards achieving “transformational” reform of America’s aviation system, but falls short by ignoring an essential component: our airports.

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Travel Trends Index: Surging Domestic Leisure Travel Offsets Softening Business, International Markets

February 02, 2016

In order to provide comprehensive, data-driven insight on the travel industry, the U.S. Travel Association research team has launched the Travel Trends Index (TTI), a monthly economic indicator measuring the direction and pace of travel volume to and within the United States.

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Travel Community Welcomes Implementation of Visa Waiver Enhancements

January 21, 2016

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on Customs and Border Protection’s announced implementation of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.

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Visa Overstay Numbers Released: Our Hope For the Ensuing Debate

January 21, 2016

We are glad that DHS has heeded calls for release of this data from U.S. Travel and other organizations, and hope that Congress will use this data as a starting point for rational and informed debates on visa security and immigration enforcement.

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Commentary

Travel and REAL ID: What You Need to Know

January 11, 2016

A deadline for REAL ID compliance has been set, and now DHS, TSA and states must work together to keep travelers moving throughout the country.

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