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Are You Ready for ESTO?

August 03, 2018

The Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO)—the only national forum where destination marketing professionals at the state, regional and local level obtain critical tools and tips that will allow them to better market and grow their destinations—will take place from August 11-14.

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Travel Employment Rises By a Solid 13,000 in July

August 03, 2018

The Labor Department reported today that the economy added 157,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, while the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent. 

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Two Bills Take Flight That Will Impact TSA

July 25, 2018

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is one of the most crucial lines of defense in maintaining the safety of air travel in the U.S. U.S. Travel has been working with Congress on a number of measures that will have an impact on the future of the TSA and its ability to operate and grow.

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Friday Check-In | July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide 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.

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Bipartisan ‘Restore Our Parks Act’: A Dedicated Solution for the $12 Billion Maintenance Needs in Our National Parks

July 03, 2018

The bill—a compromise between the previously introduced National Park Service Legacy Act and the National Park Restoration Act—would establish a fund called the “National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund.”

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U.S. Travel Applauds Introduction of JOLT Act of 2018

July 26, 2018

U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued a statement on the introduction of the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act of 2018, which would update and strengthen numerous programs related to the efficiency and volume of international inbound travel: 

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July 26, 2018
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U.S. Travel Association Senior Vice President for Government Relations Tori Barnes issued a statement on the introduction of the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act of 2018, which would update and strengthen numerous programs related to the efficiency and volume of international inbound travel: 

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July 26, 2018

Destination leaders Todd Davidson, president and CEO of Travel Oregon, and Spurgeon Richardson, the former longtime president of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be honored as the 2018 inductees into the U.S. Travel Association Hall of Leaders.

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July 25, 2018
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is one of the most crucial lines of defense in maintaining the safety of air travel in the U.S. U.S. Travel has been working with Congress on a number of measures that will have an impact on the future of the TSA and its ability to operate and grow.

July 13, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we share 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.

July 12, 2018

Each month, the U.S. Travel Association sends its members the U.S. Travel Outlook , which provides insight into the current state of the economy and related industry trends, plus other relevant data from the travel and tourism sector. Here are some of June 2018’s most compelling findings from the U.S. Travel research team.

July 03, 2018
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.4 percent year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry’s 101st straight month of overall expansion.

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