U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to allow for the electronic submission of required documents for REAL ID applications:
Travel to and within the United States grew 2.4% year over year in December, marking the industry’s 10th consecutive year of expansion, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the reported suspension of Global Entry and several other trusted traveler programs for residents of the state of New York:
U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s newly released policy platforms:
America has a growing “vacation deprivation” problem: American workers left 768 million unused vacation days on the table in 2018, up 9% from the previous year. And 236 million of those days were forfeited completely, totaling more than $65 billion in lost benefits.
Guided by interviews and focus group discussions with a task force of dozens of U.S. exhibitors, international buyers and media stakeholders, U.S. Travel is building out numerous positive enhancements to launch at IPW 2020 in Las Vegas.