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CEOs Call on Washington to Reauthorize Brand USA

September 18, 2019

Concerned about the decline in America's share of the international travel market, leaders of the largest travel corporations in the country issued a rare joint statement with a straightforward prescription for Congress and the administration to halt the slide: reauthorize Brand USA—the organization tasked with promoting the U.S. globally as a travel destination.

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Brand USA: The Current State of Play

September 06, 2019

Great strides were made in the months leading up to recess, and we are well-positioned to secure Brand USA’s long-term reauthorization.?

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Travel Employment Recovered Last Month After July Slowdown

September 06, 2019

After?tumbling in July, travel employment recovered solidly in August by adding 3,000 jobs.

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Travel Trends Index: Int’l Inbound Travel Tumbles for Fourth Month This Year

September 03, 2019

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low.

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U.S. Travel Hails VWP for Poland

September 02, 2019

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that Poland will shortly be welcomed into the Visa Waiver Program.

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Expected Labor Day Travel Volume Highlights Need for Infrastructure Fixes

August 30, 2019

With more people than ever taking to the skies and hitting the roads, it is crucial that America’s travel infrastructure is well-maintained: our airports, highways, and national parks and monuments are all in need of attention.

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September 18, 2019
2019 Fall CEO RT

Concerned about the decline in America's share of the international travel market, leaders of the largest travel corporations in the country issued a rare joint statement with a straightforward prescription for Congress and the administration to halt the slide: reauthorize Brand USA—the organization tasked with promoting the U.S. globally as a travel destination.

Read More
September 03, 2019
Travel Trends Index

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low.

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September 02, 2019
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U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that Poland will shortly be welcomed into the Visa Waiver Program.

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August 29, 2019
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The U.S. Travel Association kicked off its Travel Works Roadshow in St. Louis Tuesday with a daylong series of events, featuring a keynote address from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) followed by panel discussions with local and national leaders from both the public and private sectors.

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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.

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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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