News & Commentary

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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Roger Dow Commentary

On the Recent Zika Developments in Florida

September 21, 2016

History tells us that Florida is uniquely equipped to address big challenges, whether it’s a weather event or a public health matter—but Congress has a job to do, and must do it soon.

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To Keep Lines Down, TSA Needs Long-Term Fixes

September 12, 2016

As summer draws to an end, the nightmarish TSA lines that once grabbed headlines have been shortened—but we’re not out of the woods yet.

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic Leisure Travel Loses Strength, Tempering Year-End Growth Prospects

September 06, 2016

Domestic leisure travel—which has been powering overall travel growth on its own amid persistent softness in the business and international markets—has begun to show signs of its own slowdown, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Travel Searches Post-Brexit, Plus Job Growth in Peak Summer Season

August 31, 2016

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

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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 ustravel.org/zika.

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September 16, 2016
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U.S. Travel joins health experts from the CDC and HHS on a national media call to discuss the urgent need for emergency funding to combat the Zika virus before time and money expires at the end of the month.

September 13, 2016
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The bill would expand cultural tourism promotion opportunities for native communities.

September 12, 2016
Roger Dow Commentary

Our nation's airports need help, but the current funding system provides little flexibility to make things any better. Thankfully, a solution resides in the Restoring Local Control of Airports Act of 2016.

September 09, 2016

In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, we’re working to help families experience the upside of downtime while getting to know America’s national parks.

September 09, 2016
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Restoring Department of Defense travel per diem levels is a smart move that will ameliorate some of the unintended negative consequences of previous cuts.

September 09, 2016
Policy: Image of the Capitol, Washington, DC

On Wednesday, the U.S. Travel Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association released a joint letter to lawmakers, imploring them to immediately approve emergency funding for addressing the Zika virus.