News & Commentary

Visa Waiver Program, Global Entry Strengthens Ties with Allied Nations

March 21, 2019

We have long extolled the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and Global Entry—both of which make travel to the United States simultaneously more efficient and more secure—as shining examples of innovative, successful policymaking.

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By the Numbers: NTTO’s Monthly Estimates

March 20, 2019

This iteration of “By the Numbers” takes a look at the latest release of data from the Commerce Department’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) on monthly international inbound visitation to the U.S.

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Hooray for Adding Brazil to the Global Entry Program

March 20, 2019

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced their intent to take the necessary steps to enable Brazil to participate in the Global Entry program.

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Global Meetings Industry Day: More Handshakes, Fewer “Nice to E-meet You”s

March 20, 2019

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the annual celebration of the $2.65 trillion meetings and events industry, will take place on April 4. 

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Travel Matters to the Economy

March 19, 2019

For this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week (May 5-11), we are spotlighting a different example each day of why travel matters to America. Use Sunday, May 5 to celebrate how travel matters to the economy.

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New Maps Show How Congestion Is Pushing U.S. Cities Farther Apart

March 13, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association distributed a series of maps outlining the country’s surface congestion problems to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee ahead of the panel’s Wednesday...

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March 15, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover important White House updates, discuss the latest in infrastructure investments and highlight our upcoming events.


March 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, industry experts cover an important development for our national parks, news regarding the TSA Precheck program, our efforts with the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus and our latest industry positioning campaign.


February 15, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.


February 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share our perspective on the impacts of the government shutdown, the next steps for our advocacy agenda, and spotlight how our industry celebrated National Plan for Vacation Day.


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.