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International travel and tourism to the United States expects strong growth

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) projects international travel to the United States will continue experiencing strong growth through 2018, based on the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries’ 2013

US citizen international travel down nearly two percent in February 2013

According to the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, U.S. travel to overseas markets totaled 1.82 million, down three percent in February. Regional results were:

US airline ticket transactions dip 1.81 percent in Q1 2013

ARLINGTON, Virginia – Ticket transactions in the United States for 2013’s first quarter of 2013 decreased 1.81 percent over the same period in 2012 to 38.4 million, according to a report issued by

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.

First IMEX America US Travel Political Advocacy Forum stresses need to...

With the US presidential election nearing and the increasing push to keep the economic value of meetings on the radar of policy makers, the US Travel Association (USTA) held the first ever Political A

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.

US international visitation up 14 percent in March 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 5.4 million international visitors traveled to the United States in March 2012, a 14 percent increase over March 2011.

US international travel up seven percent

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries reports that U.S. citizen outbound market totaled 13.1 million travelers for the first three months of 2012. March Year-to-Date (2012/2011) Comparisons

High pump prices may add to allure of domestic US travel

WASHINGTON, DC ─ An overwhelming percentage of surveyed visitors to national wildlife refuges in 2010 and 2011 were favorably impressed with the recreational opportunities, education, and services o

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

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.

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.

Prospects for US outbound travel to Europe

As the global economic situation remains volatile and the demographic make-up of the USA alters, we can expect changes in the way Americans travel. But what form will these changes take?

NTA continues to press for unrestricted travel from US to Cuba

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, USA - NTA President Lisa Simon was the keynote speaker during a Friday video conference focused on the impact of the US travel ban to Cuba.

Travelers from Japan to America on the rise

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The number of Japanese travelers into the United States is beginning to recover from a downturn following the island nation’s March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leaks,

Tourism bridges cooperation between the US and Iran

With the blessing of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Chairman, Hamid Bahjael, who is also Vice President of Iran, the American Iran Tourism Association, at the request o

NTA taps into Chinese outbound market to US

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the United States and China allows Chinese leisure travelers to visit the United States in group tours.

US travel crippled by winter whiteout

Extreme winter weather is creating travel mayhem across 30 states in America, where satellite images from NASA show the frigid blanket covering over 2,000 miles of land from Texas to Maine.

Historical times for tourism relations between the USA and Iran

(eTN) - In October this year, the American & Iran Tourism Association was officially registered in Tehran.

Strong growth for US inbound, but outbound travel still sluggish

Berlin – Preliminary results from IPK International’s World Travel Monitor for 2007, which will be presented at the ITB Future Day at ITB Berlin 2008, and published in the World Travel Trends Report 2008 the same month, confirm that US inbound tourism is well on the way to making a full recovery.