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U.S. Travel Lauds President's Embrace of VWP for Poland

September 18, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on comments by President Trump during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda that the administration will explore adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

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U.S. Travel Praises Committee Passage of National Parks Bill

September 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on House Committee on Natural Resources passage of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, just days after 126 local and national organizations sent a joint letter to the committee voicing support for the bill.

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Friday Check-In | September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new Brand USA toolkit; and hear about a new member webinar series.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Release of New Government Tourism Data

September 12, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the National Travel and Tourism Office’s release of international inbound visitation and spending numbers following a six-month suspension to fix anomalies in data collected from Customs and Border Protection.

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Travel Trends Index: Travel Grows, But More Sluggishly

September 11, 2018

Travel to and within the U.S. grew three percent year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI).

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Industry Execs Talk International Travel with President Trump, Senior Aides

September 04, 2018

The U.S. Travel Association, joined by CEOs of 13 member companies, met Tuesday at the White House with the president of the United States and senior administration officials.

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September 28, 2018

This week’s Friday Check-In discusses a recent development toward expanding the Visa Waiver Program, recap National Public Lands Day, and share a positive step for air travel.

September 25, 2018

The U.S. Travel Association recently released a number of new tools to help its members and the industry navigate current challenges and communicate travel’s far-reaching impact on the U.S. economy, American jobs and local communities across the country.

September 18, 2018

This Saturday (9/22) is the 25 th annual National Public Lands Day, a celebration of the special connection between people and nature, volunteerism, and the numerous educational, recreational and health benefits derived from the great outdoors.

September 18, 2018
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on comments by President Trump during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda that the administration will explore adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

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September 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued the following statement on House Committee on Natural Resources passage of the Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act, just days after 126 local and national organizations sent a joint letter to the committee voicing support for the bill.

Read More
September 14, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll hear about our recent meeting with the White House; get an update on efforts to protect and maintain our National Parks; learn about a new Brand USA toolkit; and hear about a new member webinar series.