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Over 6,000 U.S. Travel Organizations Unite in Urgent Plea for Relief

editor editor- March 20, 2020 21:51

The U.S. travel industry is predicted to lose around 4.6 million jobs in the next 6 weeks because of the virtual shutdown of travel that is being caused by the ... Read More

Officials & U.S. Travel Leaders on COVID-19: Safe for Healthy Americans to Travel

editor editor- March 10, 2020 19:12

Along with U.S. officials, a coalition of 150 travel-related organizations issued the following statement on the latest developments around COVID-19 coronavirus (signatories below) and U.S. travel: "For the travel and ... Read More

Brand USA unveils new marketing initiatives at IPW 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:30

Brand USA kicked off IPW 2019 by outlining innovative marketing plans all aimed at promoting the United States as a premier travel destination. For Brand USA, the U.S. Travel Association's ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

Travel to Cuba becoming more difficult: Center for Responsible Travel responds

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 23:00

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, eliminating the people-to-people travel category that allowed organized group ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW brings thousands together

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:46

IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators, buyers and wholesalers from around the world—to meet in one place to help ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Steady April growth, but international outlook alarms

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 19:50

Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But ... Read More

U.S. Travel means High Sierra Peanut Butter Shakes in Anaheim, California

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 22:02

IPW 2019 opened in Anaheim, California today reminding the travel and tourism world, that the United States of America is as a welcoming nation, and California the most welcoming State. ... Read More

CTO: Authentic Caribbean experiences driving influences for travelers’ holiday plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 15:50

Today’s traveler demands a more authentic cultural experience and is exploring destinations that highlight artistic, musical, culinary, literary, social, religious and political attributes. Countries in tune with the trend will ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

U.S. Travel concerned over tensions with China

editor editor- May 28, 2019 20:59

Competition between China and the U.S. has intensified on several fronts including trade and technology, the South China Sea and the Arctic, and is causing fallout in terms of tourism ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will be sent to assist ... Read More

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:15

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22

What caused the big dip in international inbound travel in the United States this past March? Could it really have been due to a holiday? Travel to and within the ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. Tourism, after all, is among ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes Bernhardt DOI confirmation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 19:25

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI): "The travel ... Read More

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:46

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Customs and Border Protection's announcement that it will reassign agents from airports ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH), ... Read More

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau receives US Travel honor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 16:02

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the Arlington (TX) Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) as the winner of its 2019 Grassroots Travel Champion Award. U.S. Travel announced the award ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction of JOLT Act

editor editor- April 9, 2019 22:57

Have you heard of the JOLT Act? JOLT stands for Jobs Originated through Launching Travel. The Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy for the U.S. Travel Association, Tori ... Read More

U.S. Department of Homeland Security McAleenan appointment: U.S. Travel Association issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 06:12

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced appointment of Kevin K. McAleenan as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "In ... Read More

US citizen international departures up 6% in 2018

editor editor- April 4, 2019 02:47

U.S. air travel to overseas markets totaled 41.8 million, up nine percent for the year. Regional results were: Europe, 17.7 million travelers, up 12 percent Caribbean, 8.3 million travelers, up five percent Asia, ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

editor editor- April 2, 2019 21:19

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in February, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI). However, the predictive Leading Travel Index (LTI) continues ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction to rename Visa Waiver Program

editor editor- March 28, 2019 21:41

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on the introduction of a bill to rename the Visa Waiver Program to ... Read More

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:27

The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind for lawmakers even when they ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. The heartbreak for ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during IGLTA’s 36th Annual Global Convention ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 15:45

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the promotion of Tori Barnes to Executive Vice President of Public Affairs following the departure of Jonathan Grella. Grella led U.S. Travel's advocacy ... Read More

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:15

The U.S. Travel Association released a series of maps outlining the country's surface congestion problems in conjunction with the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee's Wednesday hearing, titled "Aligning Federal Surface ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in January, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 109th straight month of overall ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism response to U.S. Travel Advisory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 20:25

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is aware of the recent update to the U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas reported also on eTurboNews earlier today. Joy Jibrilu, Director General ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, the ... Read More