News & Commentary

NTTW 2017: Share Your “Faces of Travel” Story

February 14, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week 2017 is all about celebrating the power of travel, and particularly the people who make our industry remarkable. To get in the spirit, we’re highlighting some of our own “faces of U.S. Travel.”

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Research Round-Up: Domestic “Trump Bump?”; Resilience of Travel Exports

February 09, 2017

New year, new administration, new economic data for the travel industry. Here’s a sampling of January 2017’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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Int'l Travel to U.S. Finally Returns to Pre-9/11 Levels

February 07, 2017

International travel’s share of U.S. exports rises to highest level since 2000, according to new Commerce Department data.

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Travel’s Role in Trump’s First 100 Days—And in America’s Future

January 19, 2017

Travel played a pivotal part in many of 2016’s biggest stories. Here’s why travel is so important to our country’s future—and how U.S. Travel will make that known in the early days of the new administration.

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Strong State Tourism Budgets Mean Strong Communities

January 13, 2017

When a U.S. destination markets itself effectively, it shows. The U.S. Travel Association's Power of Travel Promotion report highlights how public investment in travel and tourism marketing benefits communities, and the immediate and severe consequences of cuts to such funding.

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UPDATED: For U.S. Destinations, A Little Self-Promotion Goes A Long Way

January 05, 2017

Data and case studies highlight the significant, continuous returns from destinations’ investments in travel promotion.

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February 17, 2017

U.S. Travel continues to monitor and analyze impact on travel intent and international perception following the currently suspended presidential executive order. We're working to ensure our industry's position, and concerns, are heard.

February 16, 2017
Children on the Beach

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016.

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February 10, 2017
LAX at Sunset

The U.S. travel community is urging the Trump administration to affirm its support of the country’s Open Skies aviation agreements.

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February 10, 2017
Policy: Image of the Capitol steps, Washington, DC

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement welcoming Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) to his new position as co-chair of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus.

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February 09, 2017
The American flag, DHS flag, and Border Patrol flag flying high in McAllen, Texas.

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's ruling against President Trump's executive orders on visa issuance:

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February 07, 2017
Travel Trends Index logo

Travel weathered an abundance of challenges and continued to grow throughout 2016, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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