Party Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending for Host Cities

July 19, 2016

Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities.

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Travel Trends Index: Int'l Visitors to U.S. Down Even Before Brexit

July 05, 2016

Inbound travel to the U.S. took a sizable downturn even before Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union and roiled international markets, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Victory for Open Skies Is a Victory for Flyers

June 29, 2016

The Obama administration's latest actions on Open Skies give American workers and travelers all over the world something to celebrate this week.

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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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Five Myths About TSA Pre✓

March 23, 2016

Millions of eligible people in the U.S. are still not signed up for TSA Pre✓, in many cases because they harbor some misconceptions about the program and what it does. Here are five common myths about TSA Pre✓.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

February 04, 2016

U.S. Travel is monitoring developments regarding the Zika virus. 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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