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Hooray for Adding Brazil to the Global Entry Program

March 20, 2019

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced their intent to take the necessary steps to enable Brazil to participate in the Global Entry program.

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Global Meetings Industry Day: More Handshakes, Fewer “Nice to E-meet You”s

March 20, 2019

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the annual celebration of the $2.65 trillion meetings and events industry, will take place on April 4. 

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Travel Matters to the Economy

March 19, 2019

For this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week (May 5-11), we are spotlighting a different example each day of why travel matters to America. Use Sunday, May 5 to celebrate how travel matters to the economy.

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U.S. Travel Promotes Barnes to EVP as Grella Departs

March 14, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the promotion of Tori Barnes to Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy following the departure of Jonathan Grella.

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New Maps Show How Congestion Is Pushing U.S. Cities Farther Apart

March 13, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association distributed a series of maps outlining the country’s surface congestion problems to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee ahead of the panel’s Wednesday...

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Destination Capitol Hill: Make Travel’s Voice Heard in Washington

March 13, 2019

DCH ensures that our industry’s collective voice is heard, and that our elected representatives have a solid understanding of travel’s contributions to the American economy, as well as the important issues facing our industry.

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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.