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Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Expands Security Programs

July 02, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, the administration’s focus should be on messaging and initiatives that make it clear that the U.S. will always be closed to terrorists and criminals, but welcoming of legitimate business and leisure travelers.

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Friday Check-In | June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

This week's Friday Check-In provides an update on international travel and trade, security at airports, upcoming member tools, and more.?

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U.S. Travel Reacts to SCOTUS Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

June 26, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, we are hopeful that a coherent and durable set of policies can be put into place by the administration.

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Biometric Entry-Exit System Unveiled at Orlando International Airport

June 25, 2018

Biometric entry and exit screening in the U.S.—the development of which was tasked to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by the Department of Homeland Security in 2013—is making strides toward becoming a system-wide reality.

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Thousands of Buyers, Suppliers and Media Flock to Denver for IPW 2018

May 22, 2018

More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.

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Travel Community Reacts to U.S. Government’s Open Skies Decision

May 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of State’s announcement that the U.S. has reached a deal with the United Arab Emirates regarding the two countries’ Open Skies aviation agreement.

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June 29, 2018

This week's Friday Check-In provides an update on international travel and trade, security at airports, upcoming member tools, and more.

June 15, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our Brand USA Renewal Plan, upcoming industry tools and member resources and the 35th annual ESTO.

May 25, 2018

Thousands of international travel buyers, U.S. suppliers and media came together this week for IPW, held in Denver, Colorado, where we also celebrated 50 years of Bringing the World to America.

May 11, 2018

Hundreds of events and rallies were successfully staged across the U.S. to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. Many embraced this year's theme, Travel Then and Now, while also taking the opportunity to share a message of "welcome" to travelers from around the world.

April 27, 2018

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case concerning the president's 2017 executive order banning travel to the U.S. by certain countries. The court’s ruling is expected within two months.

April 13, 2018

The National Travel and Tourism Office announced last week that it will suspend the release of overseas arrival data to the U.S. pending the resolution of a data collection issue.