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Barnes to Senate: "Americans Are Simply Not REAL ID-Ready"

October 17, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes testified before a Senate subcommittee Thursday on the looming October 1, 2020 deadline set to hit American air travel. 

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U.S. Travel Praises China Trade Progress

October 17, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Trump administration's announcement on trade talks with China:

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Travel Trends Index: Strong Domestic Leisure Travel Carries Weaker Business, Int'l Inbound Travel

October 08, 2019

Travel to and within the United States grew 3% year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), marking the industry’s 116th straight month of growth.

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Research Round Up: Passenger Numbers Soared During TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever

October 07, 2019

The agency screened more than 262 million passengers over this year’s summer travel season.

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Poland's Admission to the Visa Waiver Program

October 04, 2019

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the announcement that Poland is formally on track for admission to the Visa Waiver Program.

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Travel Employment Bounces Back in September

October 04, 2019

Travel employment surged by 9,700 jobs in September. 

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September 03, 2019
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low.

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September 02, 2019
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U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that Poland will shortly be welcomed into the Visa Waiver Program.

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August 29, 2019
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The U.S. Travel Association kicked off its Travel Works Roadshow in St. Louis Tuesday with a daylong series of events, featuring a keynote address from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) followed by panel discussions with local and national leaders from both the public and private sectors.

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August 21, 2019
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The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2019 Destiny and Mercury Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at its 36th annual ESTO conference (the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), held August 17-20 in Austin, TX.

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August 19, 2019
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Duane Parrish of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2019.

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August 16, 2019
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American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year—768 million days, up 9% from 2017—according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos.

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