News & Commentary

U.S. Travel Directs Industry Positioning Campaign at Convention Crowd

July 19, 2016

Travel is serious business—though admittedly our tactics are more lighthearted.

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Party Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending for Host Cities

July 19, 2016

Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities.

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Travel Trends Index: Int'l Visitors to U.S. Down Even Before Brexit

July 05, 2016

Inbound travel to the U.S. took a sizable downturn even before Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union and roiled international markets, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Americans Waste Record-Setting 658 Million Vacation Days

June 14, 2016

American workers took slightly more vacation in 2015, up to 16.2 days from 16.0 days the year before, according to new research from Project: Time Off. But the meager increase comes as workers received an additional day (21.9 days on average), but used a lower share of vacation time than in 2014.

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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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July 21, 2016
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U.S. Travel called on everyone—government, the private sector and the public—to do their part on long security waits. The Big Three are heeding the call.

July 21, 2016
Visa Waiver Program Issue

After a turbulent year for one of our nation’s best security programs, it’s heartening to see Republican leaders push for VWP expansion in this year’s party platform.

July 15, 2016

From plane ticket to winning ticket, convention-goers headed to the presidential nominating conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia will see industry positioning messages that tout travel’s impact. U.S. Travel will be onsite at both events, sharing that travel is more than fun, it’s serious business.

July 08, 2016

After two months of contraction, last month’s report marks the largest monthly jobs gain in more than a year.

July 07, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon congressional leaders’ announcement of a short-term FAA extension agreement late Wednesday:...

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July 05, 2016
APC and Global Entry Kiosks

U.S. Travel applauds Singapore’s addition to the list of countries whose citizens can access this valuable trusted traveler program.