News & Commentary

National Plan for Vacation Day: Don’t Say “Maybe Next Year” to Time Off

January 15, 2019

Now that the holidays are over and the doldrums of winter are upon us, you may find yourself longing for a getaway. Whether you’re dreaming of a sunny Florida beach or the ski slopes of Colorado, it’s time to take action and actually plan that getaway.

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Friday Check-In | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.

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U.S. Travel Comments on Partial Federal Government Shutdown

January 09, 2019

The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. 

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Travel Registers Largest Monthly Employment Gain Since October 2017

January 04, 2019

The travel industry ended 2018 on a high note, adding 21,600 jobs in December. 

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National Travel and Tourism Week 2019 Theme: “Travel Matters”

January 03, 2019

This year’s theme is “Travel Matters,” a recognition of the innumerable ways in which travel enriches lives and strengthens communities.

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U.S. Travel’s 2018 Year in Review

December 28, 2018

While 2018 presented challenges and opportunities alike, we are fortunate to be able to look back on many successes on several fronts. Here’s a look back at 2018. 

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January 11, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.


December 21, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we take a look back at key moments this year.


December 07, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, Tori Barnes examines various year-end scenarios in Washington and explains what these could mean for Brand USA’s renewal and national parks funding.


November 16, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share an update on two industry meetings, as well as our efforts to earn renewal for Brand USA and our perspective on the midterm elections.


October 26, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll showcase hurricane recovery efforts in Florida, share updates from several industry meetings, and provide our take on the upcoming midterm elections.


October 12, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about travel-related provisions in the newly passed FAA bill, developments toward the renewal of Brand USA, and the latest insights from our Travel Trends Index.