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February 14, 2020

The theme for National Travel and Tourism Week this year is Travel Works.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to White House Meeting on Global Entry for New Yorkers

February 13, 2020

"The U.S. travel community appreciates the efforts by federal and state governments to restore access to trusted traveler programs for qualified New York residents."

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Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel to Contract Over Next Six Months

February 13, 2020

Travel to and within the United States grew 2.4% year over year in December, marking the industry’s 10th consecutive year of expansion, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Travel Employment Growth Continues in 2020

February 10, 2020

Travel employment grew by 9,000 jobs in January 2020. 

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Suspension of Global Entry for New York Residents

February 06, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the reported suspension of Global Entry and several other trusted traveler programs for residents of the state of New York:

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Dow on Travel’s Future: ‘Tremendous Opportunities Are on the Horizon’

February 05, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow laid out a vision of a bright future for the American travel industry and the policy framework that can help achieve it. 

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February 07, 2020
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on the Coronavirus, take a look back at the State of the Travel Industry address, and discuss movement on improving America's infrastructure.


January 17, 2020
Friday Check-In

This is the first Friday Check-In of 2020, and we'll cover several events taking place over the next few weeks.


December 20, 2019
Friday Check-In

In the final Friday Check-In of the year, we share an update on Brand USA reauthorization, the latest on USMCA, and a preview of National Plan for Vacation Day.


November 22, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update from our fall Board of Directors meeting, discuss the latest steps toward the renewal of Brand USA, and share how we’re helping America get REAL ID ready ahead of next year’s winter holiday travel season.


November 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover our role in two important congressional hearings that help advance our industry’s legislative agenda, as well as our position on the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


October 04, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we highlight an industry-wide initiative that U.S. Travel has launched to ramp-up awareness on REAL ID requirements ahead of next year’s enforcement deadline, including tools you can use to inform travelers as well as policy solutions we’re recommending to leaders in...