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Study: A Record 768 Million U.S. Vacation Days Went Unused in ‘18, Opportunity Cost in the Billions

August 16, 2019

American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year—768 million days, up 9% from 2017—according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos.

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U.S. Travel Applauds New Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement

August 15, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the enactment of the Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement.

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It’s Time for ESTO 2019 in Austin

August 12, 2019

Pack your boots and bring your appetite for knowledge (and barbecue)—it’s time for ESTO 2019 in Austin, TX! The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) will take place from August 17-20.

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Travel Trends Index: Travel Posts Worst Overall Performance in Nine Months

August 06, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.4% year-over-year in June, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—travel’s worst performance since September 2018.

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Roger Dow: “Rest of the World Is Growing Much Faster” in the Global Long-Haul Travel Market

August 06, 2019

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow appeared on Fox Business Monday morning to discuss the findings of U.S. Travel’s latest forecast.

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South America: A Wealth of Opportunity for International Inbound Visitation to the U.S.

August 02, 2019

Visitors from Brazil, Argentina and Peru make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and help lower America’s overall trade deficit.

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August 02, 2019
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After registering solid gains in June with 12,200 jobs, travel employment declined slightly by 2,500 in July.

August 02, 2019
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Visitors from Brazil, Argentina and Peru make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and help lower America’s overall trade deficit.

August 01, 2019
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The steep and steady decline in the U.S. share of the lucrative international travel market is set to continue until at least 2022, according to the latest forecast figures from the U.S. Travel Association.

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July 30, 2019
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U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ unanimous passage of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act.

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July 25, 2019
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Travel industry leaders Bob Moore, former longtime Hilton executive, and Nancy Novogrod, the 21-year editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, will be honored as the 2019 inductees into the ...

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July 24, 2019
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On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its 2018 international travel statistics.