The U.S. travel community evaluates every travel-related policy through the lens of safety and security first and foremost. After all, without security, there is no travel. We strongly believe, as do an overwhelming majority of national security experts, that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a pivotal contributor to national security – protecting the American homeland and public through individualized pre-screening of travelers, greater information sharing, enhanced international partnerships with law enforcement and intelligence services, and more secure passports for participating countries. The study outlines the importance of the program and includes a case study highlighting spending in the U.S. by visitors from South Korea increased 52 percent since that country was admitted to VWP in 2008.