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US travel market tops USD300 billion as fiscal cliff looms

SHERMAN, Connecticut, USA - The US travel market remains strong despite a murky economic outlook for 2013.

Working to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling travel and tourism...

WASHINGTON, DC - US Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today appointed four travel and tourism industry leaders to serve on the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP) Board of Directors, includin

White House Business Council lauds tourism advances and job creation

WASHINGTON, DC - The travel and tourism industry was the focus of the first session of the American Economic Competitiveness Series, led by the White House Business Council.

US travel abroad dropped 3 percent in 2011

The US resident outbound market totaled 58.7 million in 2011, down 3 percent from 2010.

International visitor spending in the US continues at record-setting pace

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration today released tourism data revealing that international visitors spent an estimated US$14 billion on travel to, a

US travel on solid footing for summer

WASHINGTON, DC – For the second consecutive year, the outlook for summer travel continues to brighten with more than three in five US adults (64 percent), or an estimated 154 million Americans, plan

International visitor spending surges by USD1.5 billion in March

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Department of Commerce today announced that international visitors spent an estimated US$13.7 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States dur

RSAA statement concerning National Travel and Tourism Strategy

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced its National Travel and Tourism Strategy.

Guam supports President Obama’s Executive Order to improve travel and tourism

TUMON, Guam - In a first for the US, President Barack Obama today announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel in the United States.

Head of Puerto Rico Tourism Company appointed to US Travel and...

SAN JUAN, PR– US Commerce Secretary John Bryson today appointed Mario González-Lafuente, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB

Obama’s executive order calls for 40 percent increase in travel visa...

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Citing the power of travel to fuel economic recovery and create jobs, President Barack Obama today ordered a series of initiatives targeted at increasing travel and tourism in th

WTTC says President Obama gets it

“President Obama should be congratulated for signing today’s Executive Order and announcing a suite of initiatives to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States.

Richmond Virginia expanding tourism reach with new global platform

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that Richmond, Virginia, USA, has joined the organization as its newest destination member, making the city of Richmond, ICTP’s third U

Tourism officials gather in Hawaii for China-US Tourism Leadership Summit

KAILUA-KONA, Hawai'i - Members of the US Travel Association (USTA) and China National Tourism Association (CNTA), including more than 60 regional tourism directors from the US and China, met at the Ma

US Commerce Department announces strong outlook for international visitors through 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Department of Commerce today announced that international visitation to the United States is projected to increase 9 percent in 2010, setting a new record of 60 million visit

US tourism should be wary, tourism executive says

America will remain the biggest travel and tourism economy sector in the world. It will remain that way for the next 10 years. As for benchmark, the US will hold on to its position. However, there are other economies emerging very fast. Extreme fast, in fact.

US tourists in Jordan back on track…but slowly

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - Blond American tourists were common visitors to bustling downtown Amman, wearing the traditional Middle Eastern kefiyahs, as they combed the market looking for souvenirs.