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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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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.
July 27, 2018
Friday Check-In
This week's Friday Check-In will share updates from U.S. Travel’s summer Board of Director’s Meeting, discuss some recent policy activities in Congress and tell you what’s in store at our upcoming ESTO in Phoenix.
July 13, 2018
Friday Check-In
This week’s Friday Check-In shares findings from our recent Travel Trends Index, provide updates on the National Parks Service funding bill and the upcoming ESTO event coming to Phoenix, Arizona.
June 29, 2018
Friday Check-In
This week's Friday Check-In covers the Supreme Court’s decision relating to travel, the benefits of TSA Precheck, an update on the use of Biometrics at airports and more.
June 15, 2018
Friday Check-In
In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our Brand USA Renewal Plan, upcoming industry tools and member resources and the 35th annual ESTO.