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Travel Community Praises Subcommittee Passage of Brand USA

November 14, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce’s overwhelming passage of legislation to reauthorize Brand USA (H.R. 3851):

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Brand USA: State of Play

November 14, 2019

With the year rapidly drawing to a close, it is more important than ever for Congress to work quickly to include Brand USA’s reauthorization in must-pass legislation this year.

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U.S. Travel Hails Move to Grant REAL IDs Online

November 08, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that DHS is seeking to offer an online process to obtain REAL IDs.

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U.S. Travel: Congratulations to Poland, Newest Visa Waiver Program Member

November 06, 2019

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement that Poland has officially been designated a member of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). 

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Travel Trends Index: Brand USA More Critical Than Ever as Int'l Travel Continues Slide

November 05, 2019

Travel to and within the United States grew 2.2% year-over-year in September, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), marking the industry’s 117th straight month of growth.

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Travel Community Welcomes Wolf as DHS Chief

November 03, 2019

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement.

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November 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover our role in two important congressional hearings that help advance our industry’s legislative agenda, as well as our position on the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


October 04, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we highlight an industry-wide initiative that U.S. Travel has launched to ramp-up awareness on REAL ID requirements ahead of next year’s enforcement deadline, including tools you can use to inform travelers… as well as policy solutions we’re recommending to leaders...


September 20, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our efforts to renew Brand USA, and hear about several important meetings that have taken place in recent days.


August 30, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from our Travel Works Roadshow and hear from a few special guests.


August 23, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we provide a recap from a phenomenal ESTO conference, feature two special guests and share new research from U.S. Travel.


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.