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Barnes to Senate: "Americans Are Simply Not REAL ID-Ready"

October 17, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes testified before a Senate subcommittee Thursday on the looming October 1, 2020 deadline set to hit American air travel. 

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U.S. Travel Praises China Trade Progress

October 17, 2019

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Trump administration's announcement on trade talks with China:

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Travel Trends Index: Strong Domestic Leisure Travel Carries Weaker Business, Int'l Inbound Travel

October 08, 2019

Travel to and within the United States grew 3% year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), marking the industry’s 116th straight month of growth.

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Research Round Up: Passenger Numbers Soared During TSA’s Busiest Summer Ever

October 07, 2019

The agency screened more than 262 million passengers over this year’s summer travel season.

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Poland's Admission to the Visa Waiver Program

October 04, 2019

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the announcement that Poland is formally on track for admission to the Visa Waiver Program.

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Travel Employment Bounces Back in September

October 04, 2019

Travel employment surged by 9,700 jobs in September. 

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October 04, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we highlight an industry-wide initiative that U.S. Travel has launched to ramp-up awareness on REAL ID requirements ahead of next year’s enforcement deadline, including tools you can use to inform travelers… as well as policy solutions we’re recommending to leaders...


October 02, 2019
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On Tuesday, U.S. Travel's Roger Dow joined officials from the TSA and other travel industry leaders for a press conference on REAL ID at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

October 01, 2019
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According to DHS, only 27% of Americans have been issued a REAL ID.

September 27, 2019
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Take advantage of the last days of warm weather and #FindYourPark on National Public Lands Day, one of the National Park Service’s fee - free days.

September 26, 2019
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Almost three out of four Americans are unprepared for the October 1, 2020 deadline for full implementation of REAL ID, and millions could be prevented from boarding a plane because they do not have the required identification, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association.

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September 26, 2019
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U.S. Travel applauds the cooperation between the U.S. and Japan: what’s good for trade relations is good for travel, especially in a market as lucrative to the United States as Japan.