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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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | August 9, 2019

August 09, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on our latest Travel Forecast, spotlight what’s to come at ESTO, and preview our new Travel Works roadshow.

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Travel Employment Falls in July After Robust June Growth

August 02, 2019

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

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By the Numbers: 2018 Trade and Travel Report from Customs and Border Protection

July 24, 2019

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

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July 09, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Labor reported the economy added 224,000 nonfarm jobs in June, while the unemployment rate edged up slightly to 3.7%.

June 27, 2019
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Recently released data from Canada and Mexico on travel volume to the U.S. through April 2019 was more negative than expected.

June 05, 2019
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Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) released international inbound travel statistics for 2018. Overall, international travel volume to the U.S...

May 10, 2019
Friday Check-In

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.


May 09, 2019
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The Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday released a report on international trade for March 2019.

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.