News & Commentary

Travel Can Help Narrow the Gap in Record-High Trade Deficit

March 07, 2019

People don’t always think of travel as an export. But just as China exports products like Nike shoes or Lenovo laptops to the U.S., America is exporting air travel and hotel bookings to the Chinese market.?

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Travel Trends Index: Domestic, Int’l Travel Weather Shutdown Turbulence

March 05, 2019

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 expansion.

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New on the Itinerary: By the Numbers

February 28, 2019

The first “By the Numbers” takes a look at the latest economic impact numbers included in the?World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC)’s Wednesday?press release.

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U.S. Travel Hires Briggs as Industry Relations VP

February 25, 2019

Briggs comes to U.S. Travel from Miles Partnership, where she served as vice president of new business development for the past eight years.

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TSA Precheck Enrollment Soared in January Amid Partial Federal Government Shutdown

February 22, 2019

The TSA Precheck program saw its enrollment rate climb?36 percent?year-over-year in January, according to Politico.?

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U.S. Travel Thanks Congressional Leaders, White House for Averting Another Gov’t Shutdown

February 15, 2019

The U.S. Travel Association applauds the White House and congressional leaders for reaching an agreement to avert another costly partial federal government shutdown.?

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March 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, industry experts cover an important development for our national parks, news regarding the TSA Precheck program, our efforts with the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus and our latest industry positioning campaign.


February 15, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the status of federal government funding, next steps for National Parks legislation and spotlight our latest Travel Trends Index.


February 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share our perspective on the impacts of the government shutdown, the next steps for our advocacy agenda, and spotlight how our industry celebrated National Plan for Vacation Day.


January 11, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.


December 21, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we take a look back at key moments this year.


December 07, 2018
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, Tori Barnes examines various year-end scenarios in Washington and explains what these could mean for Brand USA’s renewal and national parks funding.