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Roger Dow Commentary

Strong State Tourism Budgets Mean Strong Communities

January 13, 2017

When a U.S. destination markets itself effectively, it shows. The U.S. Travel Association's Power of Travel Promotion report highlights how public investment in travel and tourism marketing benefits communities, and the immediate and severe consequences of cuts to such funding.

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Travel Trends Index: Does a "Trump Bump" Get Credit for Surging Travel Forecasts?

January 10, 2017

Domestic business travel accelerates post-election, defying expectations; all sectors exceed six-month growth average

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Travel Adds Jobs in December, But Posts Fewer Gains in 2016 Overall

January 06, 2017

Slight increase in December caps off a year of slower growth, though travel employment ended the year at a record high of over 8.2 million jobs added.

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

January 05, 2017

Data and case studies highlight the significant, continuous returns from destinations’ investments in travel promotion.

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U.S. Travel Research Round-Up: Consumer Confidence At Multi-Year High

December 20, 2016

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

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Travel Leaders Ecstatic Over Norwegian Air Decision

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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January 18, 2017
2001 TSA

Peter Neffenger deserves every bit of the respect he has earned from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

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January 18, 2017
APC and Global Entry Kiosks

U.S. Travel applauds Switzerland’s addition to this valuable trusted traveler program, which allows expedited clearance for pre-vetted travelers.

January 06, 2017

The new year is a reminder that our work to demonstrate travel’s value is never done. With newly elected officials entering office nationwide, it's as important as ever to educate lawmakers on travel’s contributions to American jobs, our economy, communities and personal lives.

January 03, 2017
Arrivals

What happened at Customs airport checkpoints yesterday is disturbing, but unfortunately it is not surprising.

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December 22, 2016
2016 Year in Review Video

2016 was a strong year for the travel industry. In the midst of global challenges, we remained united in our mission: To increase travel to and within the United States.

December 16, 2016

With final approval given for Norwegian Air International to expand service to the United States and with the passage of the National Park Centennial Act, the travel industry is ending 2016 on a bright note.