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Study: Long TSA Lines Will Ground One in Five Flyers

May 25, 2016

Americans aren't just grousing under their breath about long airport security lines—huge numbers are changing their travel behavior altogether, which is set to inflict billions in economic damage over the summer season, according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association.

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Do More Carry-Ons Slow Down TSA?

May 11, 2016

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey have urged airlines to help alleviate long security screening wait times by eliminating checked-bag fees during the travel-heavy summer months.

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic Biz Travel Reels, Int’l Set to Rebound

May 03, 2016

Despite further decline in domestic business travel, the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) indicates that travel to and within the U.S. expanded overall in March, thanks in part to solid domestic leisure travel demand and expected strengthening in international inbound visitation numbers.

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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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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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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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May 25, 2016
Visa Reform Issue

Ahead of the bill’s markup in committee today, the U.S. Travel Association issued the following statement on H.R. 5203, the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016.

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May 23, 2016
Aviation Issue

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton's calls to reject Norwegian Air International (NAI...

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May 23, 2016
Issues Surface

While good for the U.S. economy, this surge of travelers will likely add further stress to already-crowded airport security lines and traffic-choked highways.

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May 20, 2016
Friday Check-in Still (NEW)

Recently, air travelers have experienced long wait times at TSA checkpoints. In anticipation of a busy holiday travel period, we’re focused on activities in Congress and the Administration to efficiently and securely process the millions of passengers transiting through our nation’s airports. Travelers can do their part by applying to join TSA PreCheck—which reduces wait times while improving security.

May 17, 2016
Customs Entry Issues

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s...

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May 13, 2016

Here’s a sampling of some of April 2016’s compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.