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Study: A Record 768 Million U.S. Vacation Days Went Unused in ‘18, Opportunity Cost in the Billions

August 16, 2019

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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U.S. Travel Applauds New Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement

August 15, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the enactment of the Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement.

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It’s Time for ESTO 2019 in Austin

August 12, 2019

Pack your boots and bring your appetite for knowledge (and barbecue)—it’s time for ESTO 2019 in Austin, TX! The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) will take place from August 17-20.

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Travel Trends Index: Travel Posts Worst Overall Performance in Nine Months

August 06, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.4% year-over-year in June, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—travel’s worst performance since September 2018.

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Roger Dow: “Rest of the World Is Growing Much Faster” in the Global Long-Haul Travel Market

August 06, 2019

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow appeared on Fox Business Monday morning to discuss the findings of U.S. Travel’s latest forecast.

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South America: A Wealth of Opportunity for International Inbound Visitation to the U.S.

August 02, 2019

Visitors from Brazil, Argentina and Peru make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and help lower America’s overall trade deficit.

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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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