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HBD to the NPS

August 23, 2019

The National Park Service celebrates 103 years with free admission on August 25.?

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U.S. Travel Honors Destination Marketers, Tourism Leaders at ESTO

August 21, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2019 Destiny and Mercury Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at its 36th annual ESTO conference (the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), held August 17-20 in Austin, TX.

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U.S. Travel Encouraged by U.S.-Romania Visa Waiver Program Discussions

August 20, 2019

President Trump and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis discussed the addition of Romania to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)—and Romania’s progress toward fulfilling the program’s security requirements—at their White House meeting on Tuesday.

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South Carolina’s Duane Parrish Named 2019 State Tourism Director of the Year

August 19, 2019

Duane Parrish of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2019.

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Study: A Record 768 Million U.S. Vacation Days Went Unused in ‘18, Opportunity Cost in the Billions

August 16, 2019

American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year—768 million days, up 9% from 2017—according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos.

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U.S. Travel Applauds New Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement

August 15, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes?issued the following statement on?the enactment of the?Canada-U.S. Preclearance Agreement.

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August 23, 2019
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The National Park Service celebrates 103 years with free admission on August 25.

August 23, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we provide a recap from a phenomenal ESTO conference, feature two special guests and share new research from U.S. Travel.


August 21, 2019
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The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2019 Destiny and Mercury Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at its 36th annual ESTO conference (the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), held August 17-20 in Austin, TX.

Read More
August 20, 2019
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President Trump and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis discussed the addition of Romania to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)—and Romania’s progress toward fulfilling the program’s security requirements—at their White House meeting on Tuesday.

August 19, 2019
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Duane Parrish of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2019.

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August 16, 2019
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American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year—768 million days, up 9% from 2017—according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos.

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