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A Study of Lodging Charges and the Allocation of Revenues from Taxes and Assessments on Lodging

February 22, 2018

This report, commissioned by the Destinations Council, serves as a tool for destinations to advocate for consistent or increasing investment in tourism by comparing their destination’s situation to others and track expenditures and rates over time. 

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Power of Travel Promotion 3.0 (What Destination Marketing Means to Communities Nationwide)

August 28, 2016

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, travel destinations require investment in their brands to remain relevant. By investing in effective travel promotion, states and...

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Travel: America's Unsung Hero of Job Creation

August 28, 2017

Travel is fundamental to the American way of life; Americans took 2.2 billion person trips in 2016. Travel is equally essential to the American economy and an indispensable source for job creation...

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Domestic Travel Market Report, 2017

February 22, 2018

Domestic person-trips for both leisure and business purposes rose by 27.8 million, a 1.3 percent increase, totaling 2.2 billion person-trips in 2016. Domestic travel...

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Impact of Travel on State Economies, 2017 Edition

February 27, 2018

Economic impact statistics (travelers’ expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income and tax revenues) for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Travel Forecast

February 26, 2018

Driven by the U.S. Travel Association and Oxford Economic's proprietary travel forecasting model, the semi-annual forecast allows members to review the industry’s performance and consider the...

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May 23, 2017

The State of American Vacation 2017

Americans are using more vacation time after more than a decade of decline according to Project: Time Off's latest report, The State of American Vacation 2017 . While 96 percent of employees say...

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February 13, 2017

Impact of Travel on State Economies, 2016 Edition

Economic impact statistics (travelers’ expenditures, travel-generated employment, payroll income and tax revenues) for the nation, each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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November 16, 2016

Transforming Security at Airports

Transforming Security at Airports

Transforming Security at Airports : An Update on Progress and a Plan for the Future of Aviation Security The TSA has made great strides since its inception, but the agency must evolve to address...

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August 28, 2016

Power of Travel Promotion 3.0 (What Destination Marketing Means to Communities Nationwide)

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, travel destinations require investment in their brands to remain relevant. By investing in effective travel promotion, states and cities attract new...

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August 25, 2016

The Rising Dollar and International Travel to the U.S.

Analysis of the impact of a stronger dollar on the travel industry, particularly on international travel spending in the U.S., updated in August 2016 to reflect effects of Brexit

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August 18, 2016

The Work Martyr’s Cautionary Tale: How the Millennial Experience Will Define America’s Vacation Culture

The majority of Americans are not using their hard-earned vacation. The always-on, 24/7 work environment has eliminated office boundaries and created the new challenge of making time to take time...

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