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Friday Check-In | December 7, 2018

December 07, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, Tori Barnes examines various year-end scenarios in Washington and explains what these could mean for Brand USA’s renewal and national parks funding.

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With Government Shutdown Looming, Brand USA Still Has a Path Forward

December 07, 2018

U.S. Travel’s government relations team has examined every scenario that could play out from the budget battle, and we’re pleased to say there are a number of paths forward for Brand USA this year.

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Travel Trends Index: Gloomy Six-Month Int’l Projections Overshadow Domestic Travel Gains

December 04, 2018

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in October, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 106th straight month of overall expansion.

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Research Round Up: Overall Trade Deficit Widens, Travel Helps Narrow the Gap

November 30, 2018

Here are some of November 2018’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team. 

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U.S. Travel Applauds U.S.-U.K. Post-Brexit Agreement

November 29, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Vice President for Government Relations Erik Hansen issued the following statement on the new Open Skies deal between the United States and the United Kingdom for post-Brexit flights.

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Friday Check-In | November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share an update on two industry meetings, as well as our efforts to earn renewal for Brand USA and our perspective on the midterm elections. 

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December 07, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, Tori Barnes examines various year-end scenarios in Washington and explains what these could mean for Brand USA’s renewal and national parks funding.

November 16, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share an update on two industry meetings, as well as our efforts to earn renewal for Brand USA and our perspective on the midterm elections.

October 26, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll showcase hurricane recovery efforts in Florida, share updates from several industry meetings, and provide our take on the upcoming midterm elections.

October 12, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about travel-related provisions in the newly passed FAA bill, developments toward the renewal of Brand USA, and the latest insights from our Travel Trends Index.

September 28, 2018

This week’s Friday Check-In discusses a recent development toward expanding the Visa Waiver Program, recap National Public Lands Day, and share a positive step for air travel.

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.