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Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service

August 25, 2016

Here’s why the travel industry—and the entire country—should celebrate the NPS Centennial.

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Congress Must Approve Adequate Funding to Combat Zika

August 24, 2016

Confirmed cases of local transmission in Florida highlight the urgent need for Congress to approve funding as a first priority when it reconvenes in September.

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New Survey: Millennial Attitudes Making America's Vacation Problem Worse

August 17, 2016

Millennial workers are the most likely generation to forfeit time off, even though they earn the least amount of vacation days. Project: Time Off’s new report provides a closer look at the negative consequences of this behavior to the individual, business, and broader economy.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

August 02, 2016

U.S. Travel continues to monitor recent developments regarding the Zika virus and its potential impact on travel to and within the U.S. General talking points and additional industry resources are available at ustravel.org/zika.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Visitation Rebounds in June, but Brexit to Weigh On Long-Term Growth

August 02, 2016

Despite a small uptick in June, the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI) predicts muted...

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Americans Waste Record-Setting 658 Million Vacation Days

June 14, 2016

American workers took slightly more vacation in 2015, up to 16.2 days from 16.0 days the year before, according to new research from Project: Time Off. But the meager increase comes as workers received an additional day (21.9 days on average), but used a lower share of vacation time than in 2014.

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August 19, 2016
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on recent developments with the Zika virus...

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August 19, 2016

Next week, we celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service—the agency responsible for protecting our nation’s most valuable natural resources. I encourage your organizations to get involved as we recognize the many reasons to commemorate these iconic attractions.

August 17, 2016

Plus, how you can help spread the word and keep our national parks around for centuries to come.

August 05, 2016

Travel employment increases for the second straight month.

August 02, 2016

A sampling of some of July 2016’s compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team, including insight into the current state of the travel economy, related industry trends and more.

July 29, 2016

The recently completed national political conventions provided a great platform to promote the value of meetings and the benefits of travel, especially to lawmakers and the thousands of media covering these two major events.