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CEOs Call on Washington to Reauthorize Brand USA

September 18, 2019

Concerned about the decline in America's share of the international travel market, leaders of the largest travel corporations in the country issued a rare joint statement with a straightforward prescription for Congress and the administration to halt the slide: reauthorize Brand USA—the organization tasked with promoting the U.S. globally as a travel destination.

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Brand USA: The Current State of Play

September 06, 2019

Great strides were made in the months leading up to recess, and we are well-positioned to secure Brand USA’s long-term reauthorization. 

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Travel Employment Recovered Last Month After July Slowdown

September 06, 2019

After tumbling in July, travel employment recovered solidly in August by adding 3,000 jobs.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles for Fourth Month This Year

September 03, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low.

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U.S. Travel Hails VWP for Poland

September 02, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that Poland will shortly be welcomed into the Visa Waiver Program.

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Expected Labor Day Travel Volume Highlights Need for Infrastructure Fixes

August 30, 2019

With more people than ever taking to the skies and hitting the roads, it is crucial that America’s travel infrastructure is well-maintained: our airports, highways, and national parks and monuments are all in need of attention.

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May 24, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight the latest infrastructure updates, share information regarding REAL ID compliance, discuss progress on Brand USA renewal and highlight the 51st annual IPW.


May 10, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight National Travel and Tourism Week, provide an update on H-2B Visas, discuss our latest research report, and unpack the latest Travel Trends Index.


April 26, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about National Park Week, the importance of expanding Preclearance, the latest from our Travel Talks campaign and other industry events.


April 12, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from U.S. Travel Meetings Week, discuss the newly introduced JOLT Act, and hear from the association’s new national chair.


March 29, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover an infrastructure hearing on the Hill, discuss the latest with the Visa Waiver Program and spotlight our upcoming events.


March 15, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover important White House updates, discuss the latest in infrastructure investments and highlight our upcoming events.