David Huether is the senior vice president for research at the U.S. Travel Association, where he manages the association’s economic, marketing and advocacy research programs.

Prior to joining U.S. Travel in January 2011, Huether held the position of Chief Economist at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In this role, he served as the organization’s economic forecaster, as well as a principal spokesman on economic matters important to America’s industrial base. Before coming to the NAM in 1997, Huether worked as an economist with the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

He received his bachelor’s degree from Guilford College in 1990, and his graduate degree in economics from the George Washington University in 1997.

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By the Numbers: 2018 International Inbound Visitation Data from the Commerce Department

June 05, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) released international inbound travel...

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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-in, we’ll spotlight National Travel and Tourism Week, provide an update on H-2B Visas, discuss our latest research report, and unpack the latest Travel Trends Index....

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By the Numbers: March Travel Exports from the Commerce Department

May 09, 2019

The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released a report on international trade for March 2019.

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May 03, 2019
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This iteration of "By the Numbers" looks at the latest release of data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) on monthly international inbound visitation to the U.S.

May 03, 2019
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Employment in the travel industry increased by 8,600 jobs in April to a record level of more than 8.8 million.

March 20, 2019
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This iteration of “By the Numbers” takes a look at the latest release of data from the Commerce Department’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) on monthly international inbound visitation to the U.S.

March 07, 2019
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People don’t always think of travel as an export. But just as China exports products like Nike shoes or Lenovo laptops to the U.S., America is exporting air travel and hotel bookings to the Chinese market.

February 28, 2019
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The first “By the Numbers” takes a look at the latest economic impact numbers included in the World Travel & Tourism Council ’s (WTTC)’s Wednesday press release .

February 15, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.