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Study: Road Congestion Cost U.S. Economy $30 Billion, 248,000 Jobs in 2018

May 22, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in travel spending and 248,000 American jobs, according to the organization’s economists.

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U.S. Travel Reax to Deployment of TSA Personnel on Southern Border

May 15, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist with security on the southern U.S. border. 

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Bill to Expand Enrollment in TSA Precheck

May 10, 2019

U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued a statement on the introduction of the Secure Traveler Act. 

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By the Numbers: March Travel Exports from the Commerce Department

May 09, 2019

The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released a report on international trade for March 2019.

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New Study: Travel Jobs Outpace Manufacturing, Health Care in Opportunity and Future Wages

May 07, 2019

Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Made in America: Travel’s Contribution to Workforce Development.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles While Domestic Leisure Travel Remains Strong

May 08, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.0% year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 111th straight month of overall expansion.

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November 16, 2018
Friday Check-In

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.


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.