News & Commentary

U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Thanksgiving Travel Forecasts, Plus Tapering International Interest Pre-Election

November 18, 2016

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

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Planning Holiday Travel? Now is the Time to Join TSA PreCheck

November 18, 2016

Applications take an average of three weeks to process, so starting the enrollment process now ensures smooth travels by mid-December.

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Transforming Security at Airports: How Can the TSA Improve Itself?

November 16, 2016

A new U.S. Travel Association report offers recommendations to help the TSA address mounting threats while efficiently processing travelers.

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Study: More Overseas Visitors Choosing U.S. National Parks

November 02, 2016

National parks are an increasingly attractive destination for overseas visitors to America, according to a U.S. Travel Association analysis of Commerce Department data.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Travel Remains Positive Despite Headwinds; Overall Outlook Weakens Heading into ‘17

November 01, 2016

Recent interest among international travelers in the U.S. as a destination seems to have materialized into actual trips, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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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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December 02, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Obama administration's long-awaited decision to allow flights by low-cost carrier Norwegian Air...

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December 02, 2016

We continue to pay close attention to the presidential transition to identify opportunities to work with the new administration and policymakers on issues important to our industry.

December 01, 2016
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Wilbur Ross to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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November 29, 2016
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation:

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November 18, 2016

Seventy-five years ago, this association was founded to spur travel to and within the U.S., and has served as a unifying voice ever since.

November 17, 2016

Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, were inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, at a dinner marking the association's 75th anniversary.

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