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COVID-19 impact on US Travel & Tourism nine times worse than 9/11 attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 18:43

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a total impact from coronavirus that is nine times greater than ... Read More

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates Spirit of Travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 8, 2020 15:41

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus ... Read More

US tourism & leisure industry sees 18.9% drop in deal activity

editor editor- April 3, 2020 21:31

The US tourism & leisure industry saw a drop of 18.9% in overall deal activity during February 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average. A total of 30 deals ... Read More

US Tourism industry presses for shutdown to government shutdown

editor editor- January 17, 2019 19:07

Group tour and travel associations from the US Tourism industry came together to urge Congress and the Administration to end the government shutdown immediately. Read More

Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 21:45

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement ... Read More

US travel market tops USD300 billion as fiscal cliff looms

editor editor- November 13, 2012 12:10

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

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

editor editor- September 14, 2012 09:24

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 Read More

White House Business Council lauds tourism advances and job creation

editor editor- August 4, 2012 02:27

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. Read More

US travel abroad dropped 3 percent in 2011

editor editor- July 20, 2012 07:46

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

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

editor editor- June 15, 2012 06:40

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 Read More

US travel on solid footing for summer

editor editor- May 16, 2012 03:12

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 ... Read More

International visitor spending surges by USD1.5 billion in March

editor editor- May 16, 2012 02:27

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 Read More

RSAA statement concerning National Travel and Tourism Strategy

editor editor- May 12, 2012 06:52

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

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

editor editor- January 21, 2012 02:41

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. Read More

Head of Puerto Rico Tourism Company appointed to US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

editor editor- January 21, 2012 01:48

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 Read More

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

editor editor- January 20, 2012 09:01

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 ... Read More

WTTC says President Obama gets it

editor editor- January 20, 2012 08:23

“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. Read More

Richmond Virginia expanding tourism reach with new global platform

editor editor- October 31, 2011 06:38

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 Read More

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

editor editor- September 29, 2011 07:38

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 ... Read More

US Commerce Department announces strong outlook for international visitors through 2015

editor editor- October 29, 2010 06:46

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 ... Read More

US tourism should be wary, tourism executive says

editor editor- March 14, 2008 13:09

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 ... Read More

US tourists in Jordan back on track…but slowly

editor editor- January 30, 2008 03:49

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. Read More