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


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

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Lower America’s Trade Deficit: Say “Konnichiwa” to Japanese Visitors

April 26, 2019

While the popularity of Japanese cars and electronics presents a difficult hurdle in lowering America’s manufacturing deficit, there is an industry that continues to enjoy a trade surplus with Japan: travel.

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Visa Waiver Program, Global Entry Strengthen Ties with Allied Nations

March 21, 2019

We have long extolled the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and Global Entry—both of which make travel to the United States simultaneously more efficient and more secure—as shining examples of innovative, successful policymaking.

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Hooray for Adding Brazil to the Global Entry Program

March 20, 2019

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced their intent to take the necessary steps to enable Brazil to participate in the Global Entry program.

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