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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 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

FAA issues waiver for drones with parachutes

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 15:09

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 ... 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

Visa waiver leads to spike in bookings to Brazil

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019 17:00

Brazil’s visa waiver policy announced in March is already generating positive results. Recent data from a study done by Amadeus Group shows a significant increase in the number of reservations ... 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

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

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

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

US travel sector retains Number One status and grows despite trade tensions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:36

The United States retained its status as the world’s largest Travel & Tourism economy despite a standstill in international visitors from China, according to major new research released today by ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: Domestic business travel projected to surge

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 18:20

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 108th straight month of overall ... Read More

Hotels preparing for Chinese New Year travel rush

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 15:53

Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually ... Read More

Dubai eliminates fee to promote tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 15:59

The PRO card was a mandatory requirement for conducting travel industry transactions in Dubai such as requests for permits and approvals for a range of tourism and travel-related activities and services. ... Read More

Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 12, 2019 07:57

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. ... Read More

A great day for Malaysia and Hawaii tourism: $189 close on Air Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2017 08:59

It was a great day for Malaysia and Hawaiian Tourism today. $189 Honolulu - Kuala Lumpur. It's not a travel industry rate, it's not a hoax, it's the cost of ... Read More

PATA: Stay ahead of travel trends at PAS 2016

editor editor- March 29, 2016 21:44

HAGATNA, Guam - With travel trends rapidly evolving, organisations must anticipate future traveller expectations and embrace novel business strategies to stay ahead. Read More

Checking up on Guam’s Tourism 2020 Vision

editor editor- May 29, 2015 07:14

On February 4, 2014, Governor Eddie Calvo, along with officials from the Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Economic Development Authority and Guam International Airport Authority, launched the Tourism 2020 p Read More

Guam welcomes 10 charter flights for Chinese Lunar New Year

editor editor- February 1, 2014 06:55

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the first of three inaugural charter flights from Dynamic Airways arrived on island Wednesday afternoon for the Chinese ... Read More

Guam tourism prepares for increase of Chinese visitors

editor editor- April 11, 2013 03:25

TUMON, Guam – Arrivals from China to Guam rose from 7,068 to 8,939 – a significant increase of 26.5% compared to CY2011. Read More

Russia tourist arrivals to Guam grow a staggering 615 percent

editor editor- December 24, 2012 03:07

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has appointed ConnectWorldWide (CWW) as its public relations and marketing representation in Russia. Read More

Russia a new tourism market for Guam

editor editor- July 14, 2012 02:05

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Furthering their efforts to grow and diversify Guam’s tourism base, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently launched the island’s first Russia consumer promotion in Vladivost Read More

Russia travel agents excited about Guam USA

editor editor- April 4, 2012 05:54

TUMON, Guam - A Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) delegation, led by Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes, conducted separate Guam Destination Workshops and introduced Guam, CNMI and the region of Micronesia ... Read More

Guam launches official GVB Russian language website

editor editor- March 28, 2012 07:37

TUMON, Guam - An official Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and Mariana Visitors Authority delegation is in Moscow, Russia, and met with the US Consul General and the US Commercial Service, ... Read More

Russian family first to visit Guam under visa waiver program

editor editor- January 26, 2012 07:33

TUMON, Guam - On January 17, 2012, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed the first Russian visitors since the US Department of Homeland Security approved visa parole for Russian citizens ... 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

Guam readies to welcome Russian visitors

editor editor- January 4, 2012 06:46

TUMON, Guam - Since the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security approving Parole Authority for Russian Visitors to Guam, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) continues to work to develop ... Read More

New tourism destination representatives for Guam Visitors Bureau

editor editor- December 21, 2011 04:29

Ivy Alliance and AQ Communications are the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) tourism destination representatives in China. Read More

Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Forum held on Guam

editor editor- December 5, 2011 04:22

TUMON, Guam - The Department of Homeland Security last week granted visa parole authority for Russian visitors to come to Guam. Read More

US to require Visa Waiver Program travelers to pay fees for Electronic System for Travel Authorization

editor editor- August 10, 2010 05:26

WASHINGTON, DC - US Customs and Border Protection announced an interim final rule that amends DHS regulations to require travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries to pay operational and ... Read More

United introduces baggage fee waiver pass

editor editor- October 6, 2009 03:23

United Airlines has launched a program that waives checked baggage charges in exchange for an annual subscription fee. Read More

Thai government extends visa fee waiving to one year

editor editor- July 3, 2009 02:45

Continuing its efforts to expedite the revival of the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Royal Thai Government has agreed to extend the exemption of the visa fee for tourist ... Read More

Chamber welcomes plans to waive cruise ship cabin tax

editor editor- January 28, 2009 02:55

Plans to waive cabin taxes for cruise ships in the ports of Hamilton and St. George's for the next three years by Government have been welcomed by Bermuda's business community. Read More

U.S. adds 7 countries to Visa Waiver Program

editor editor- November 18, 2008 03:50

Amid a downturn in global tourism, a new U.S. travel rule is triggering optimism in the industry for more inbound visitors from several countries. Read More