September 4, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a survey released by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency finding that large numbers of consumers want more upfront information about ancillary airline ticket fees.
Robust Growth of TSA's Pre✓™ and U.S. CBP's Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI Programs Reveal Programs Are Improving the Traveler Experience
August 28, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed two significant milestones achieved this week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's trusted traveler programs: The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) Pre✓™ program surpassed half a million enrollees, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs have enrolled more than three million users worldwide.
South Dakota's Jim Hagen Named 2014 State Tourism Director of the Year
August 27, 2014
Winners of the 2014 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference held this week in Louisville.
August 25, 2014
South Dakota Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen has been named State Tourism Director of the Year.
“Work Martyr Complex” Emerges at Expense of Americans’ Health and Well-Being
August 19, 2014
Fear of being replaced and work piling up coupled with a lack of employer support and communication is keeping Americans from using the time off they have earned, according to the new study, “Overwhelmed America: Why Don’t We Use Our Paid Time Off?” conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications (GfK) for the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Effect initiative.
Eligible Travelers Can Process Entry into America 'Right in the Palms of Their Hands'
August 12, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today praised the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) launch of its first Mobile Passport Control app, allowing eligible travelers to submit entry process information via their own smartphone or tablet prior to CBP inspection.
August 6, 2014
The latest trade figures further validate the travel industry's essential role in revitalizing the U.S. economic recovery. Travel exports grew by $0.2 billion to $19.3 billion in June—a rise of 8.3 percent over the same time last year.
63,800 jobs added thus far in 2014
August 1, 2014
Travel continues its strong performance in the economy, adding 6,500 direct jobs in July and totaling 63,800 jobs for the first seven months of 2014.
July 31, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement regarding news the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s approval of S. 1347, the “Conference Accountability Act of 2014’’.
Would Force Earlier Consideration of Long-Term Funding Solution
July 23, 2014
The travel community supports the amendment offered by Sens. Boxer, Carper and Corker. Of course highway funds should never be allowed to run out, especially in the middle of the summer travel and construction peak, and we’re relieved that Congress is poised to institute a short-term fix.
Travel Leaders Welcome Vote, Call on Senate Leaders to Bring Legislation to Floor Immediately
July 23, 2014
America’s travel community on Wednesday applauded Senate Commerce Committee approval of the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, S. 2250, which would reauthorize Brand USA—the public-private partnership dedicated to increasing inbound international travel to the United States.