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U.S. Travel Lauds President's Embrace of VWP for Poland

September 18, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on comments by President Trump during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda that the administration will explore adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

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U.S. Travel Praises Committee Passage of National Parks Bill

September 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on House Committee on Natural Resources passage of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, just days after 126 local and national organizations sent a joint letter to the committee voicing support for the bill.

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Friday Check-In | September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new Brand USA toolkit; and hear about a new member webinar series.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Release of New Government Tourism Data

September 12, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the National Travel and Tourism Office’s release of international inbound visitation and spending numbers following a six-month suspension to fix anomalies in data collected from Customs and Border Protection.

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Travel Trends Index: Travel Grows, But More Sluggishly

September 11, 2018

Travel to and within the U.S. grew three percent year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Industry Execs Talk International Travel with President Trump, Senior Aides

September 04, 2018

The U.S. Travel Association, joined by CEOs of 13 member companies, met Tuesday at the White House with the president of the United States and senior administration officials.

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September 14, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new Brand USA toolkit; and hear about a new member webinar series.

August 31, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our efforts to help protect America’s national parks, get the latest travel forecast from U.S. Travel researchers, and hear about two new resources we’re delivering for our industry’s use.

August 17, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide a recap from our ESTO conference, share findings from new reports from U.S. Travel, and hear from two special guests.

July 27, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer Board of Director’s Meeting, discuss some recent policy activities in Congress and tell you what’s in store at our upcoming ESTO in Phoenix.

July 13, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we share findings from our recent Travel Trends Index, provide updates on the National Parks Service funding bill and the upcoming ESTO event coming to Phoenix, Arizona.

June 29, 2018

This week's Friday Check-In provides an update on international travel and trade, security at airports, upcoming member tools, and more.