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National Plan for Vacation Day: The Antidote to ‘Vacation Deprivation’

January 22, 2020

America has a growing “vacation deprivation” problem: American workers left 768 million unused vacation days on the table in 2018, up 9% from the previous year. And 236 million of those days were forfeited completely, totaling more than $65 billion in lost benefits.

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#FindYourPark on Fee-Free MLK Day

January 17, 2020

Take advantage of the thinner crowds and beautiful winter scenery and visit a National Park Service site free of charge on MLK Day.

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Enhancements Coming to IPW

January 16, 2020

Guided by interviews and focus group discussions with a task force of dozens of U.S. exhibitors, international buyers and media stakeholders, U.S. Travel is building out numerous positive enhancements to launch at IPW 2020 in Las Vegas.

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U.S. Travel Hails USMCA Passage by Senate

January 16, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on U.S. Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement:

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Signs of Spring for Trade?

January 15, 2020

The U.S. travel community stands strongly behind healthy and robust trade because of its clear benefits for travel and tourism’s ability to grow and create domestic jobs. 

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U.S. Travel Community Mourns Passing of ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV

January 13, 2020

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow released the following statement on the passing of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) President and CEO John H. Graham IV:

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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.


July 19, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer board of directors meeting, share the latest on Brand USA reauthorization, and update you on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board policy recommendations.


June 21, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an overview of our work to reauthorize Brand USA, Visa Waiver Program, National Parks and more.


June 07, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll take a look at the 51st IPW in beautiful Anaheim, California.