Friday Check-In | July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer Board of Director’s Meeting, discuss some recent policy activities in Congress and tell you what’s in store at our upcoming ESTO in Phoenix.

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Travel Employment Rises By a Solid 13,000 in July

August 03, 2018

The Labor Department reported today that the economy added 157,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, while the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent. 

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Are You Ready for ESTO?

August 03, 2018

The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)—the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level obtain critical tools and tips that will allow them to better market and grow their destinations—will take place from August 11-14.

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Bipartisan ‘Restore Our Parks Act’: A Dedicated Solution for the $12 Billion Maintenance Needs in Our National Parks

July 03, 2018

The bill—a compromise between the previously introduced National Park Service Legacy Act and the National Park Restoration Act—would establish a fund called the “National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund.”

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Two Bills Take Flight That Will Impact TSA

July 25, 2018

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is one of the most crucial lines of defense in maintaining the safety of air travel in the U.S. U.S. Travel has been working with Congress on a number of measures that will have an impact on the future of the TSA and its ability to operate and grow.

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Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Expands Security Programs

July 02, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, the administration’s focus should be on messaging and initiatives that make it clear that the U.S. will always be closed to terrorists and criminals, but welcoming of legitimate business and leisure travelers.

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Signature Events

Destination Capitol Hill (DCH)
April 10-11, 2019
The travel industry’s premier legislative fly-inRead more
Capital Building
National Travel and Tourism Week
May 5-11, 2019
This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industryRead more
National Travel and Tourism Week
IPW Powered by U.S. Travel
June 1-5, 2019
Bringing the World to AmericaRead more
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