U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the introduction of a bill to rename the Visa Waiver Program to the Secure Travel Partnership.
The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind for lawmakers even when they are outside the halls of the Capitol or the White House.
American workers took an average of 17.2 days of vacation in 2017, jumping up nearly a half-day (.4 days) from 2016. This marks the highest level for American vacation usage since 2010 (17.5 days) and a more than full-day increase since bottoming out at 16.0 days in 2014.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 109th straight month of overall expansion.