Tag: U.S. travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:15 0

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. ... Read More

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

International inbound travel to US falls by whopping 5.4 percent

editor editor- May 8, 2019 21:22 0

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? ... Read More

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Washington, DC Tourism: 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 01:30 0

Destination DC (DDC) today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for tourism growth. Elliott ... Read More

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Brand USA propels tourism as economic driver

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 5, 2019 17:30 0

This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, again celebrates the role of one of the most significant and vibrant industries in our country. ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20 0

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15 0

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes Bernhardt DOI confirmation

U.S. Travel welcomes Bernhardt DOI confirmation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 19:25 0

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of David Bernhardt as secretary of the U.S. Department of ... Read More

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

US Travel: Pulling CBP staff to US-Mexico border can hurt legitimate international travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:46 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on Customs and Border Protection's announcement that it ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45 0

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 ... Read More

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau receives US Travel honor

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau receives US Travel honor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 16:02 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the Arlington (TX) Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) as the winner of its 2019 Grassroots Travel Champion Award. ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction of JOLT Act

U.S. Travel applauds introduction of JOLT Act

editor editor- April 9, 2019 22:57 0

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 ... Read More

U.S. Department of Homeland Security McAleenan  appointment: U.S. Travel Association issues statement

U.S. Department of Homeland Security McAleenan appointment: U.S. Travel Association issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 06:12 0

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced appointment of Kevin K. McAleenan as acting secretary of the ... Read More

US citizen international departures up 6% in 2018

US citizen international departures up 6% in 2018

editor editor- April 4, 2019 02:47 0

U.S. air travel to overseas markets totaled 41.8 million, up nine percent for the year. Regional results were: Europe, 17.7 million travelers, up 12 percent Caribbean, 8.3 million ... Read More

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

Travel Trends Index: International and domestic travel growth projected to dwindle

editor editor- April 2, 2019 21:19 0

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 ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds introduction to rename Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Travel applauds introduction to rename Visa Waiver Program

editor editor- March 28, 2019 21:41 3

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 ... Read More

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

U.S. Travel Targets ad campaigns at top policymakers

editor editor- March 28, 2019 18:27 0

The U.S. Travel Association continues to put a huge premium on creative engagement with political leaders to ensure key industry priorities are top of mind ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines CEO believes in The New Spirit of Africa and pledges to work with Boeing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2019 07:53 0

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement today. He wrote: "It has been more than two weeks since the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:00 0

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around the globe at Google during ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association announces new Executive Vice President

U.S. Travel Association announces new Executive Vice President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 15:45 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the promotion of Tori Barnes to Executive Vice President of Public Affairs following the departure of Jonathan Grella. ... Read More

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

New maps show how congestion is pushing US cities farther apart

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 17:15 0

The U.S. Travel Association released a series of maps outlining the country's surface congestion problems in conjunction with the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee's Wednesday ... Read More

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Domestic, international travel weather shutdown turbulence

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 16:40 0

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 ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism response to U.S. Travel Advisory

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism response to U.S. Travel Advisory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 20:25 0

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is aware of the recent update to the U.S. Travel Advisory for The Bahamas reported also on eTurboNews ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors gets new members

editor editor- February 27, 2019 02:04 0

Camille Fergusson, the executive director of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has been elected to the U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors ... Read More

U.S. Travel hires new Industry Relations VP

U.S. Travel hires new Industry Relations VP

editor editor- February 25, 2019 21:04 0

The U.S. Travel Association this week announced its hiring of Angie Briggs as vice president of industry relations. Briggs comes to U.S. Travel from Miles ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes Destination DC Chief as National Chair

U.S. Travel welcomes Destination DC Chief as National Chair

editor editor- February 21, 2019 21:35 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the election of Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of Destination DC, as its new national chair. ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38 0

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary ... Read More

U.S. Travel welcomes bills to address billions needed to maintain National Parks

U.S. Travel welcomes bills to address billions needed to maintain National Parks

editor editor- February 15, 2019 19:02 0

A U.S. Senate bill to provide funding for National Park repairs is currently under committee review. A similar bill is moving forward in the House ... Read More

Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown

Travel losses exceed $800 million due to US government shutdown

editor editor- February 15, 2019 18:54 0

The previous US government shutdown 35-day stalemate sidelined hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay, created disarray in national parks, caused disruptions to the ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion

U.S. Travel applauds Bill to end 9/11 fee diversion

editor editor- February 14, 2019 23:08 0

"The U.S. travel community strongly supports Chairman Thompson and Chairman DeFazio's measure to end the practice of using the '9/11' fee to pay for programs ... Read More

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