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International Visitors Are Crucial to President Trump’s Priorities

February 07, 2018

The hospitality industry has played a key role in launching the Visit U.S. coalition, which aims to work with the administration to reverse a recent decline in international visitation to America. 

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Commerce Department Numbers Confirm Drop in International Visitor Spending Last Year

February 07, 2018

Following Tuesday’s release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Visit U.S. Coalition reiterated its commitment to work with the Trump administration on reversing the decline. 

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Research Round-Up: Behind Roaring Economy, Effects of Decline in International Visitation to U.S. Begin to Show

February 02, 2018

Here are some of January 2018’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

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State of the Travel Industry 2018

January 29, 2018

America’s travel industry remains strong and poised for growth in 2018. In this video message, U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow reflects on last year's successes and challenges and looks forward to key opportunities ahead.

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How Vacation Planning Can Unlock $236 Billion for the U.S. Economy

January 22, 2018

The benefits of planning extend well beyond the days spent away from the office. 

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U.S. Travel Sets Stage for Progress in 2018

January 12, 2018

This year promises to be filled with important moments for the travel industry in our work to increase travel to and within the United States. 

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February 02, 2018

Here are some of January 2018’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

February 02, 2018

In President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this week, he suggested several opportunities for the travel industry to partner with his administration on shared priorities.

January 31, 2018

The travel industry welcomes the president’s attention on the crucial topics of infrastructure, trade and national security—and knows exactly how to help him achieve his goals in these areas.

January 30, 2018
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We are very pleased that the Big Three U.S. airlines and their allies are embracing the administration's wise decision to reject both a freeze on international flights and renegotiation of Open Skies agreements. 

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January 29, 2018
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For three years, we’ve sought to protect American jobs and travel by defending Open Skies agreements. 

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January 29, 2018

America’s travel industry remains strong and poised for growth in 2018. In this video message, U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow reflects on last year's successes and challenges and looks forward to key opportunities ahead.