News & Commentary

NTTW 2017: Share Your “Faces of Travel” Story

February 14, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week 2017 is all about celebrating the power of travel, and particularly the people who make our industry remarkable. To get in the spirit, we’re highlighting some of our own “faces of U.S. Travel.”

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Research Round-Up: Domestic “Trump Bump?”; Resilience of Travel Exports

February 09, 2017

New year, new administration, new economic data for the travel industry. Here’s a sampling of January 2017’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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Int'l Travel to U.S. Finally Returns to Pre-9/11 Levels

February 07, 2017

International travel’s share of U.S. exports rises to highest level since 2000, according to new Commerce Department data.

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Travel’s Role in Trump’s First 100 Days—And in America’s Future

January 19, 2017

Travel played a pivotal part in many of 2016’s biggest stories. Here’s why travel is so important to our country’s future—and how U.S. Travel will make that known in the early days of the new administration.

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Strong State Tourism Budgets Mean Strong Communities

January 13, 2017

When a U.S. destination markets itself effectively, it shows. The U.S. Travel Association's Power of Travel Promotion report highlights how public investment in travel and tourism marketing benefits communities, and the immediate and severe consequences of cuts to such funding.

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UPDATED: For U.S. Destinations, A Little Self-Promotion Goes A Long Way

January 05, 2017

Data and case studies highlight the significant, continuous returns from destinations’ investments in travel promotion.

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February 17, 2017

U.S. Travel continues to monitor and analyze impact on travel intent and international perception following the currently suspended presidential executive order. We're working to ensure our industry's position, and concerns, are heard.

February 03, 2017
Friday Check-in Still (NEW)

This week’s video focuses on travel-related measures contained within last week’s White House executive order on immigration and refugees, and outlines several steps U.S. Travel is taking to move forward as a constructive partner to the administration and lawmakers on behalf of the industry.

January 20, 2017

Now, perhaps more than ever, the travel community is better equipped and well-positioned to continue serving as a respected partner for our nation's leaders on both sides of the aisle.

January 06, 2017

The new year is a reminder that our work to demonstrate travel’s value is never done. With newly elected officials entering office nationwide, it's as important as ever to educate lawmakers on travel’s contributions to American jobs, our economy, communities and personal lives.

December 16, 2016

With final approval given for Norwegian Air International to expand service to the United States and with the passage of the National Park Centennial Act, the travel industry is ending 2016 on a bright note.

December 02, 2016

We continue to pay close attention to the presidential transition to identify opportunities to work with the new administration and policymakers on issues important to our industry.