U.S. Travel Toolkits
Tools to Help You Communicate Critical Issues
The U.S. Travel Association provides members with ready-made communications resources, such as talking points, sample news releases and op-eds, PowerPoint presentations and graphics, to help the travel community speak with one voice on a variety of critical topics. Recent toolkits distributed to U.S. Travel members are available below.
Ebola Virus toolkit
It's critical that the travel community do all that it can to curb the spread of the Ebola virus. These tools, assembled from fact-based sources of official information, assist travel professionals with external and internal communications efforts.
Travel Means Jobs toolkit
Labor Day and everyday, policymakers and media should recognize travel as an engine for our nation's economic growth and American job creation. Use the resources within this toolkit to spread the word about the important role of travel in creating and supporting jobs in your community.
Keep America Meeting toolkit
Meetings and events matter to the U.S. economy. In 2011, meetings and events generated $99 billion in direct travel expenditures, which supports 859,000 American jobs and contributes $15 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments. Tools provided will help protect American workers and local communities and deliver the message to "Keep America Meeting."
Defend Your Budget
With reductions and even elimination of an entire state tourism office, U.S. Travel wants to help you get your budgets back. Let's make the case for why travel matters – an ongoing effort for all of us, particularly during these tough economic times. U.S. Travel has packaged valuable ammunition to help you fight the good fight and inform your elected officials on why travel and tourism is important and how it supports vital public services.
National Travel and Tourism Week toolkit
This kit includes a number of useful resources, ideas and travel facts to help you plan and stage effective activities in support of the annual National Travel and Tourism Week, including tools to organize a U.S. Travel Rally Day event in your community or state.
International Travel Promotion toolkit
President Obama has signed into law the first-ever national travel promotion and communications program to attract more international travelers to the U.S. The toolkit of resources provides useful templates for crafting messages to your local media and expressing thanks to policymakers in the House and Senate who helped make TPA a reality.