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What POTUS Means When He Says “We Hope to Welcome Poland into the VWP”

June 12, 2019

Trump reiterated his administration’s commitment to adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program. 

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IPW 2019 Brings Thousands of Buyers, Suppliers and Media to Southern California

June 04, 2019

More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Anaheim, CA, June 1-5 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.

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Travel Trends Index: Steady April Growth, But Int'l Outlook Alarms

June 04, 2019

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday.

 

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U.S. Travel Statement on China Travel Warning

June 04, 2019

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Chinese government’s ...

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Study: Road Congestion Cost U.S. Economy $30 Billion, 248,000 Jobs in 2018

May 22, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in travel spending and 248,000 American jobs, according to the organization’s economists.

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U.S. Travel Reax to Deployment of TSA Personnel on Southern Border

May 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist with security on the southern U.S. border. 

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May 10, 2019
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U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued a statement on the introduction of the Secure Traveler Act. 

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May 08, 2019
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.0% year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 111th straight month of overall expansion.

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May 07, 2019
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Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Made in America: Travel’s Contribution to Workforce Development.

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April 30, 2019
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U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued a statement ahead of today’s meeting between Democratic leadership and President Trump to discuss America’s infrastructure needs.

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April 15, 2019
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U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. 

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April 12, 2019
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued a statement on Customs and Border Protection’s announcement that it will reassign agents from airports and other entry points to the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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