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U.S. Travel Lauds President's Embrace of VWP for Poland

September 18, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on comments by President Trump during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda that the administration will explore adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

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U.S. Travel Praises Committee Passage of National Parks Bill

September 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on House Committee on Natural Resources passage of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, just days after 126 local and national organizations sent a joint letter to the committee voicing support for the bill.

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Friday Check-In | September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new Brand USA toolkit; and hear about a new member webinar series.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Release of New Government Tourism Data

September 12, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the National Travel and Tourism Office’s release of international inbound visitation and spending numbers following a six-month suspension to fix anomalies in data collected from Customs and Border Protection.

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Travel Trends Index: Travel Grows, But More Sluggishly

September 11, 2018

Travel to and within the U.S. grew three percent year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Industry Execs Talk International Travel with President Trump, Senior Aides

September 04, 2018

The U.S. Travel Association, joined by CEOs of 13 member companies, met Tuesday at the White House with the president of the United States and senior administration officials.

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October 12, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about travel-related provisions in the newly passed FAA bill, developments toward the renewal of Brand USA, and the latest insights from our Travel Trends Index.

October 10, 2018
International Search September 2018

Here are some of September 2018’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

October 04, 2018
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U.S. Travel calculates that between 2015 and 2017, the U.S. saw its share of the global long-haul travel market drop from 13.8 percent to 12.2 percent.

October 03, 2018
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U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.

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October 03, 2018
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On Wednesday, Congress concluded a two-year-long debate on aviation issues as the Senate joined the House in passing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

October 02, 2018
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 104th straight month of overall expansion.

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