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U.S. Travel Thanks Congressional Leaders, White House for Averting Another Gov’t Shutdown

February 15, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association applauds the White House and congressional leaders for reaching an agreement to avert another costly partial federal government shutdown. 

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Friday Check-In | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Bills to Tackle Deferred Maintenance Projects in National Parks

February 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the reintroduction of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act (H.R. 1225) and the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 500).

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U.S. Travel Applauds Introduction of Bill to End 9/11 Fee Diversion

February 14, 2019

The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio’s measure to end the practice of using the ‘9/11’ fee to pay for programs unrelated to air travel security.

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Expanding TSA Precheck: A More Effective, Efficient, Resilient System

February 13, 2019

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides an essential service that ensures the safety and security of air travelers. But the agency has confronted morale and staffing issues for years—long before the most recent partial federal government shutdown.

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Much for Travel Community to Like Among Trump SOTU Priorities

February 07, 2019

President Trump gave the second State of the Union (SOTU) address of his presidency—a near-record-breaking 82-minute call for bipartisanship that included remarks on job growth, infrastructure, trade and an off-the-teleprompter comment on legal immigration.

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October 26, 2018
Friday Check-In

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
Friday Check-In

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
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll discuss a recent development toward expanding the Visa Waiver Program and recap how our industry engaged with Interior Department officials in support of National Public Lands Day. You’ll also learn about a positive step for air travel.


September 14, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear from Roger Dow about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new toolkit focused on Brand USA renewal; and hear about our webinar series exclusively for U.S. Travel members.


August 31, 2018
Friday Check-In

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
Friday Check-In

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.