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South Carolina’s Duane Parrish Named 2019 State Tourism Director of the Year

August 19, 2019

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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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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August 09, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on our latest Travel Forecast, spotlight what’s to come at ESTO, and preview our new Travel Works roadshow.


July 19, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer board of directors meeting, share the latest on Brand USA reauthorization, and update you on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board policy recommendations.


June 21, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an overview of our work to reauthorize Brand USA, Visa Waiver Program, National Parks and more.


June 07, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll take a look at the 51st IPW in beautiful Anaheim, California.


May 24, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight the latest infrastructure updates, share information regarding REAL ID compliance, discuss progress on Brand USA renewal and highlight the 51st annual IPW.


May 10, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight National Travel and Tourism Week, provide an update on H-2B Visas, discuss our latest research report, and unpack the latest Travel Trends Index.