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CEOs Call on Washington to Reauthorize Brand USA

September 18, 2019

Concerned about the decline in America's share of the international travel market, leaders of the largest travel corporations in the country issued a rare joint statement with a straightforward prescription for Congress and the administration to halt the slide: reauthorize Brand USA—the organization tasked with promoting the U.S. globally as a travel destination.

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Brand USA: The Current State of Play

September 06, 2019

Great strides were made in the months leading up to recess, and we are well-positioned to secure Brand USA’s long-term reauthorization. 

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Travel Employment Recovered Last Month After July Slowdown

September 06, 2019

After tumbling in July, travel employment recovered solidly in August by adding 3,000 jobs.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles for Fourth Month This Year

September 03, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low.

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U.S. Travel Hails VWP for Poland

September 02, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that Poland will shortly be welcomed into the Visa Waiver Program.

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Expected Labor Day Travel Volume Highlights Need for Infrastructure Fixes

August 30, 2019

With more people than ever taking to the skies and hitting the roads, it is crucial that America’s travel infrastructure is well-maintained: our airports, highways, and national parks and monuments are all in need of attention.

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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.


July 19, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer board of directors meeting, share the latest on Brand USA reauthorization, and update you on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board policy recommendations.


June 21, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an overview of our work to reauthorize Brand USA, Visa Waiver Program, National Parks and more.


June 07, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll take a look at the 51st IPW in beautiful Anaheim, California.