Modernizing our Nation's Infrastructure
Over the past several decades, our nation’s travel infrastructure and National Parks systems have fallen into a state of disrepair. While countries around the globe modernize airports, expand and repair roadways, and improve passenger rail, the United States has neglected to adequately invest in its travel infrastructure and National Parks—costing the economy billions in economic output and thousands of American jobs. Learn why our policymakers must prioritize infrastructure in order to increase our connectivity and improve the traveler experience.
Protecting International Inbound Travel
International inbound travel is critical for growing the economy and creating American jobs. Unfortunately, while global travel volume increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, the U.S. slice of that growing pie fell from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent—the first drop after more than a decade of consistent growth. Meanwhile, visitation to our competitors—including France, Germany and China—went up. Learn why our policymakers must prioritize regaining America’s share of the market in order to stay competitive, which includes supporting programs like Brand USA—the organization which markets the U.S. to the world.
Preserving Open Skies Agreements
The U.S. has more than 100 Open Skies agreements with nations around the globe, which have proven to increase traveler choice, lower prices, grow the U.S. economy and create American jobs. However, the Big 3 U.S. airlines have been advocating for a freeze or renegotiation of our Open Skies agreements with Qatar and the U.A.E.—despite the proven benefits these agreements have delivered to the U.S. travel industry and the economy as a whole. Learn what our policymakers should understand about this three-year-in-the-making debate.
Preparing for Your Congressional Appointments
Presented by Soapbox Consulting, Destination Capitol Hill's official appointment scheduling partner, in this webinar learn how to prepare for a meeting on Capitol Hill; what to expect when meeting with your members of Congress; and best practices for maximizing your impact while at Destination Capitol Hill. This recorded webinar will be a great resource for both first-time attendees and seasoned veterans.