News & Commentary

U.S. Travel Targets Final Debate with Major Ad Campaign in Las Vegas

October 12, 2016

“Travel. More than fun. Serious business.” That’s the message in U.S. Travel’s campaign unveiled this week in Las Vegas, ahead of the final presidential debate on October 19.

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New York Times: Even the President Understands the Value of Being a Traveler

October 11, 2016

President Obama makes a point to see the sights when he travels on official business and prioritizes vacations with his family. In doing so, he not only highlights all the U.S. has to offer, but also sets a great example for our country—and for future occupiers of the Oval Office.

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Travel Trends Index: Unexpected Surge for Travel Growth Outlook

October 04, 2016

A volatile political season, a strong dollar and blanket news coverage of the Zika virus could not bridle the growth of America’s travel industry in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index.

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Interest in American Travel Up, As Is American Consumer Confidence (For Now)

September 29, 2016

Here’s a sampling of September 2016’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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

September 21, 2016

In the latest Power of Travel Promotion report: data and case studies highlighting the return on investment from developing and promoting a strong destination brand.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response: Zika Virus

August 02, 2016

U.S. Travel continues to monitor recent developments regarding the Zika virus and its potential impact on travel to and within the U.S. General talking points and additional industry resources are available at

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October 18, 2016
Baggage carousel

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a White House announcement of new rules aiming to mitigate travel headaches such as flight delays and lost or delayed luggage.

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October 14, 2016

Project: Time Off continues to make great strides in elevating awareness of the detrimental impact of our no-vacation nation. Our team released new research examining the factors that perpetuate work martyr behavior in a workplace. The report offers insights and case studies for companies that will vastly improve the lives of employees, transform our businesses and boost our economy.

October 13, 2016

U.S. travel industry employment increased overall in September 2016, though at a much slower pace than in previous months.

October 12, 2016

The new report analyzes the contradiction between management's vacation beliefs and behaviors leading to $272 billion in vacation liability.

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October 06, 2016
APC and Global Entry Kiosks

Colombia and Argentina are the latest additions to the trusted traveler program, which will soon expand into nine more U.S. airports.

October 05, 2016
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 on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that Alejandro Mayorkas will step down as deputy secretary.

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