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U.S. Travel and Tourism Overview (2019)

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A two-page overview of travel volumes to within the United States, and the economic impact of travel on the U.S. economy.

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Impact of Sports on Travel

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More than 150 million individuals attended professional sporting events in 2018 across the five major sports leagues. What impact does attending and participating in sporting events have on the travel industry? 

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Fact Sheet: Global Travel Trends (2018)

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An overview of global travel trends and spending, focusing in particular on long-haul travel.

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Fact Sheet: International Inbound Travel (Market Share)

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The U.S. faces a pressing challenge: America’s share of the international travel market has declined from 13.8 percent in 2015 to 12.2 percent in 2017. Even after posting growth in overseas visitations in 2017, the U.S. continued to lose market share for the second consecutive year.

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Travel and Trade Table

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A table featuring our top-10 trade partners that showcases the incredible—yet not very obvious—impact of international inbound travel on the U.S. trade balance.

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Renewing Brand USA Will Boost The U.S. Economy

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The U.S. travel industry generates $2.4 trillion in economic output, supports 15.6 million American jobs and generates a $77 billion trade surplus for the United States. When travel thrives, so does America.

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Address National Parks Deferred Maintenance Backlog

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The National Park Service preserves America’s natural and cultural treasures, which attract visitors from across the country and around the world. 

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Visa Waiver Program: Making America More Secure


In 2017, 23 million travelers arrived through the VWP, whose spending generated $190 billion in economic activity and supported nearly one million jobs.

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The Visa Waiver Program Makes America More Secure

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Expanding the Visa Waiver Program will strengthen security, grow our economy, create American jobs and improve our relationship with trusted allies.

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Visa Waiver Program Eligibility Requirements

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Why does the Visa Waiver Program work for America?

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