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Travel Leaders: Reinstate DOD Per Diems

April 26, 2016

Reducing DOD travel per diems has a negative ripple effect that hurts both our military personnel and private citizens. The U.S. travel industry supports the reinstatement of previous per diem levels, and hopes that both Congress and the Department of Defense do so swiftly.

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After Brussels: Three Measures Congress Can Move Quickly to Enhance Travel Security

April 13, 2016

In the wake of March’s terror attacks in Brussels, lawmakers are again rightfully asking hard questions about our nation’s security systems. Here are three things Congress can do immediately that will improve make all travelers to and within the United States safer.

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Who Can Do What to Cut Airport Wait Times

April 05, 2016

TSA Pre✓ is hugely effective both in terms of facilitating travel and maintaining the highest standards for security. Here's what various parties can do to help expand this valuable program.

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Five Myths About TSA Pre✓

March 23, 2016

Millions of eligible people in the U.S. are still not signed up for TSA Pre✓, in many cases because they harbor some misconceptions about the program and what it does. Here are five common myths about TSA Pre✓.

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We’ve Got What You Need to Succeed This NTTW

March 03, 2016

We just released our toolkit of resources to help you get involved with National Travel and Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2016).

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

February 04, 2016

U.S. Travel is monitoring developments regarding the Zika virus. While CDC reports that widespread transmission here is unlikely at this time, we are prepared to activate our industry's readiness efforts if and when needed.

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April 27, 2016
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Travel leaders have arranged a record week of Travel Talks events with lawmakers in their home states and districts during National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), May 1-7, 2016.

April 26, 2016
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Enhancing security capabilities at foreign airports will ensure that all travelers to the U.S. are properly screened before entering the country, and in an effective, efficient manner.

April 25, 2016
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Politico Playbook author Mike Allen predicts that in the next administration, there will be “a big push for infrastructure spending and it will succeed.” Even in the current political environment, improving America's infrastructure is one issue that can generate bipartisan progress.

April 22, 2016
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Last week, tourism, meetings and events professionals around the world celebrated the inaugural Global Meetings Industry Day, to spotlight the real impact these events have on our lives. Here are some of the day’s highlights.

April 22, 2016

This week's Friday Check-In recognizes the global celebration of the meetings industry and its impact on people, businesses and communities. We also recap the U.S. Senate's bipartisan approval of its FAA reauthorization package and provide an update on developments with the Visa Waiver Program.

April 21, 2016
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In an era of innovation and entrepreneurship that has given us products like Uber, Dropbox and Seamless, why aren’t we seeing any such sleek startups in the airline sector?