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Small Businesses in Grave Peril Unless Washington Acts

September 23, 2020

More than half (55%) of all small travel businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than six months to recover or never recovering at all, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association.

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Infrastructure Week: How We Can Build for Tomorrow, Today

September 17, 2020

 Infrastructure investment should remain top of mind—not just to create jobs today, but in anticipation of a post-pandemic surge in travel demand. 

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Congress Must Act to Save U.S. Travel and Tourism Jobs

September 11, 2020

The evidence is clear: unless an economic and jobs recovery can be started for the hard-hit travel industry, there will be no recovery for the broader U.S. economy.

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Virtual Political Conventions Got the Job Done. We Still Need the Real Thing

September 10, 2020

In the words of one Milwaukee-based writer, “a virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city...

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U.S. Travel Calls On Senate to Pass Relief Bill as Economy Loses Staggering $2 Billion per Day

September 09, 2020

New data from the U.S. Travel Association underscores how a nationwide economic recovery will not be possible until Congress prioritizes emergency relief legislation for all segments of the travel industry.

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U.S. Travel Applauds Airlines’ Call for COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

September 03, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights.

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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...


September 20, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our efforts to renew Brand USA, and hear about several important meetings that have taken place in recent days.


August 30, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from our Travel Works Roadshow and hear from a few special guests.


August 23, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we provide a recap from a phenomenal ESTO conference, feature two special guests and share new research from U.S. Travel.


August 09, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on our latest Travel Forecast, spotlight what’s to come at ESTO, and preview our new Travel Works roadshow.