News & Commentary

NTTW 2017: Share Your “Faces of Travel” Story

February 14, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week 2017 is all about celebrating the power of travel, and particularly the people who make our industry remarkable. To get in the spirit, we’re highlighting some of our own “faces of U.S. Travel.”

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Research Round-Up: Domestic “Trump Bump?”; Resilience of Travel Exports

February 09, 2017

New year, new administration, new economic data for the travel industry. Here’s a sampling of January 2017’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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Int'l Travel to U.S. Finally Returns to Pre-9/11 Levels

February 07, 2017

International travel’s share of U.S. exports rises to highest level since 2000, according to new Commerce Department data.

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Travel’s Role in Trump’s First 100 Days—And in America’s Future

January 19, 2017

Travel played a pivotal part in many of 2016’s biggest stories. Here’s why travel is so important to our country’s future—and how U.S. Travel will make that known in the early days of the new administration.

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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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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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January 27, 2017
Roger Dow Commentary

Hear me out: The Trump administration presents some promising opportunities for the travel industry, as well as the U.S. economy.

January 27, 2017
TSA Precheck Toolkit Perks

U.S. Travel hopes the expansion to 11 more airlines will spur even more travelers to enroll in TSA’s valuable expedited screening program.

January 25, 2017
Aviation Issue

Ms. Chao clearly understands the importance of the access, connectivity and economic opportunity these agreements offer, and we look forward to working with her on strengthening them even further.

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

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.

December 20, 2016

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