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

Quick Facts

From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, America’s national parks and monuments are a major draw for visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. Beyond their natural beauty and historic significance, these sites also contribute heavily to America’s local and national economies. Unfortunately, many of these sites are suffering from a severe maintenance backlog, leaving national parks facilities like campgrounds, roads, restrooms and information centers in dire need of improvements.

U.S. Travel supports adequate maintenance funding for the NPS to ensure that visitors keep coming back to our national parks and monuments—and that local economies stay afloat.

Research, News and Commentary on National Parks

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U.S. Travel Applauds Brand USA Bill Committee Passage

November 17, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passing the Restoring Brand USA Act (H.R. 4594).

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Legislative Speaker Series: Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)

May 17, 2021

Legislative Speaker Series featuring Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), the Senate lead for the Visit America Act and a champion of our industry. 

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History Is Made with the Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

August 04, 2020

The funding provided by the Great American Outdoors Act will ensure access for generations to come and meet the growing demands of parks and recreation travelers.

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