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Thousands of Buyers, Suppliers and Media Flock to Denver for IPW 2018

May 22, 2018

More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.

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Travel Community Reacts to U.S. Government’s Open Skies Decision

May 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of State’s announcement that the U.S. has reached a deal with the United Arab Emirates regarding the two countries’ Open Skies aviation agreement.

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Some of America's Busiest Travel Corridors Aren't Getting Their Fair Share of Federal Dollars

May 11, 2018

For far too long, U.S. visitors and citizens alike have been forced to navigate growing highway congestion, airports ill-equipped to handle rising passenger traffic, aging railways and increasingly disconnected cities.

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America’s Travel Deficit is a Problem We Must Solve

May 08, 2018

If three is a trend, State of American Vacation 2018 proves the latest trend is taking more time off. 

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What’s Good for Brand USA Is Good for America: New Study Reports Significant Economic Impact

May 07, 2018

Brand USA released the results of its return on investment (ROI) study conducted by Oxford Economics. And it’s tremendous news for the American economy. 

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Friday Check-In | June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our Brand USA Renewal Plan, upcoming industry tools and member resources and the 35th annual ESTO.   

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June 15, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our Brand USA Renewal Plan, upcoming industry tools and member resources and the 35th annual ESTO.

May 25, 2018

Thousands of international travel buyers, U.S. suppliers and media came together this week for IPW, held in Denver, Colorado, where we also celebrated 50 years of Bringing the World to America.

May 11, 2018

Hundreds of events and rallies were successfully staged across the U.S. to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. Many embraced this year's theme, Travel Then and Now, while also taking the opportunity to share a message of "welcome" to travelers from around the world.

April 27, 2018

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case concerning the president's 2017 executive order banning travel to the U.S. by certain countries. The court’s ruling is expected within two months.

April 13, 2018

The National Travel and Tourism Office announced last week that it will suspend the release of overseas arrival data to the U.S. pending the resolution of a data collection issue.

March 22, 2018

Hundreds of members of the travel industry convened in Washington this week at Destination Capitol Hill to make our collective voice heard on priority issues.