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U.S. Travel Reax to Deployment of TSA Personnel on Southern Border

May 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist with security on the southern U.S. border. 

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Bill to Expand Enrollment in TSA Precheck

May 10, 2019

U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued a statement on the introduction of the Secure Traveler Act. 

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By the Numbers: March Travel Exports from the Commerce Department

May 09, 2019

The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released a report on international trade for March 2019.

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New Study: Travel Jobs Outpace Manufacturing, Health Care in Opportunity and Future Wages

May 07, 2019

Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Made in America: Travel’s Contribution to Workforce Development.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles While Domestic Leisure Travel Remains Strong

May 08, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.0% year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 111th straight month of overall expansion.

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How Are You Celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week?

May 06, 2019

National Travel and Tourism Week 2019 (NTTW) kicked off on May 5, with cities and destinations across the country organizing hundreds of events and celebrations during the week.

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May 10, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight National Travel and Tourism Week, provide an update on H-2B Visas, discuss our latest research report, and unpack the latest Travel Trends Index.


April 26, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about National Park Week, the importance of expanding Preclearance, the latest from our Travel Talks campaign and other industry events.


April 12, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from U.S. Travel Meetings Week, discuss the newly introduced JOLT Act, and hear from the association’s new national chair.


March 29, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover an infrastructure hearing on the Hill, discuss the latest with the Visa Waiver Program and spotlight our upcoming events.


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.