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Sports and Travel: A Perfect Double Play at This Year’s IPW

July 17, 2019

U.S. Travel is working to bridge the gap between sports and travel, and help teams and destinations identify ways to collaborate to capture growing international markets.  

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U.S. Travel Applauds Senators’ Move to Reauthorize Brand USA

July 16, 2019

America’s crucial but vulnerable inbound tourism market received a boost Tuesday with introduction of a Senate bill to reauthorize Brand USA, the organization charged with marketing the U.S. as an international travel destination.

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Travel Industry Has Billions of Dollars, Thousands of Jobs at Stake in USMCA/NAFTA

July 16, 2019

In order to keep the economy—and by extension, the travel industry—strong, it is crucial that the U.S. not engage in risky trade wars or downgrade our valuable trade agreements.

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic, Int’l Demand Expected to Drag Over Next Six Months

July 10, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 113th straight month of overall expansion.

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Research Round Up: Enplanements Climb Before Busy Summer Travel Season

July 10, 2019

Here are some of June 2019’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team. 

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July 18, 2019
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on today’s White House meeting with the heads of several major U.S. airlines, the topic of which is reportedly Open Skies aviation agreements.

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July 16, 2019
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America’s crucial but vulnerable inbound tourism market received a boost Tuesday with introduction of a Senate bill to reauthorize Brand USA, the organization charged with marketing the U.S. as an international travel destination.

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July 10, 2019
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 113th straight month of overall expansion.

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June 28, 2019
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s report finding security lapses with the Global Entry program:

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June 25, 2019
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the conclusion of the dialogue on Open Skies policy between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates:

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June 21, 2019
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that CBP staffing shortages will disrupt Global Entry program interviews:

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