Security and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they are equally important and equally achievable objectives.

Quick Facts

Trusted traveler programs offer a faster security screening process to pre-vetted domestic and international travelers, alleviating long lines and freeing both TSA and CBP officers to focus on unknown passengers.

In the interest of national security and providing a safe, efficient journey for travelers, U.S. Travel strongly advocates for the expansion of trusted traveler programs.

 

TSA Report: Transforming Security at Airports

Recommendations

Grow the TSA Precheck Program

TSA Precheck allows the TSA to refocus resources on higher-risk passengers and expedite screening of low-risk, pre-vetted travelers. Efforts to grow the program should focus on Four Ps: process, promotion, price and prioritization.

Expand Global Entry

By removing known, low-risk travelers from the regular screening process, expanding Global Entry enables CBP to focus resources on potentially riskier unknown travelers.

Transform the TSA

Implementing recommendations from U.S. Travel’s 2016 “Transforming Security at Airports” (RELATED RESEARCH in the right hand side bar) will improve efficiency and security at airport checkpoints, as well as ensure TSA is functioning at optimal levels.

Research, News and Commentary on Trusted Traveler Programs

Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.

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U.S. Travel’s 2018 Year in Review

December 28, 2018

While 2018 presented challenges and opportunities alike, we are fortunate to be able to look back on many successes on several fronts. Here’s a look back at 2018. 

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Research Round Up: Gas Prices Drop to Lowest Point of the Year As Americans Embark on Holiday Travel

December 21, 2018

Each month, the U.S. Travel Association sends its members the U.S. Travel Outlook, which provides insight into the current state of the economy and related industry trends, plus other relevant data from the travel and tourism sector.

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