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Do More Carry-Ons Slow Down TSA?

May 11, 2016

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey have urged airlines to help alleviate long security screening wait times by eliminating checked-bag fees during the travel-heavy summer months.

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic Biz Travel Reels, Int’l Set to Rebound

May 03, 2016

Despite further decline in domestic business travel, the latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) indicates that travel to and within the U.S. expanded overall in March, thanks in part to solid domestic leisure travel demand and expected strengthening in international inbound visitation numbers.

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Travel Leaders: Reinstate DOD Per Diems

April 26, 2016

Reducing DOD travel per diems has a negative ripple effect that hurts both our military personnel and private citizens. The U.S. travel industry supports the reinstatement of previous per diem levels, and hopes that both Congress and the Department of Defense do so swiftly.

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After Brussels: Three Measures Congress Can Move Quickly to Enhance Travel Security

April 13, 2016

In the wake of March’s terror attacks in Brussels, lawmakers are again rightfully asking hard questions about our nation’s security systems. Here are three things Congress can do immediately that will improve make all travelers to and within the United States safer.

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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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May 23, 2016
Aviation Issue

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement in response to Hillary Clinton's calls to reject Norwegian Air International (NAI...

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May 23, 2016
Issues Surface

Travelers hitting the roads, rails and skies this Memorial Day weekend are expected to spend a total of $12 billion during their trips, an increase of 1.2 percent from last year, according to...

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May 20, 2016
Friday Check-in Still (NEW)

Recently, air travelers have experienced long wait times at TSA checkpoints. In anticipation of a busy holiday travel period, we’re focused on activities in Congress and the Administration to efficiently and securely process the millions of passengers transiting through our nation’s airports. Travelers can do their part by applying to join TSA PreCheck—which reduces wait times while improving security.

May 17, 2016
Customs Entry Issues

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s...

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May 13, 2016

Last week, we wrapped another successful National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). Major events to mark the week were staged in over 400 U.S. cities, and even members of Congress proudly endorsed "Travel '16." Here are some of the top moments of NTTW 2016.

May 13, 2016

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in anticipation of a Friday press conference featuring Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger on long airport security wait times:

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