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US travel ban lifted up tension in tourism sector

Foreign tourism that sustains millions of American jobs is gradually getting sluggish as a result of the notorious travel ban imposed by the US President Donald Trump travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. In majority of the countries, online searches …

  • US travel ban lifted up tension in tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Foreign tourism that sustains millions of American jobs is gradually getting sluggish as a result of the notorious travel ban imposed by the US President Donald Trump travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. In majority of the countries, online searches …

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  • Revised Executive Order Should Welcome Legit Travelers

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    The American travel community is urging the Trump administration to include in its revised executive order on visas and immigration—expected in the coming days—language making clear that the U.S. welcomes and values legitimate international business and leisure travelers.   The …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Trump’s Joint Session Address

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following reaction to President Trump’s Tuesday speech to Congress:   “The U.S. travel community looks forward to seeing the details of the president’s revised plan to ensure proper vetting of …

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  • Travel Leaders: User Fee Bill Opens the Door to Efficient Airport Fixes

    Published on : Friday, March 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in support of the Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s Airport Infrastructure Act of 2017, introduced today:   “This bill is proof that the conversation around fixing our aviation …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Senate Confirmation of Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary

    Published on : Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce:   “The travel community welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce. We …

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  • U.S. Travel Congratulates Florida On Record Year of Tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016:   “This marks the sixth straight year of tourism growth for Florida, and I …

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  • Northeast US swept by winter storm, life in shambles

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Weather forecasters warned of eight to 12 inches of snow on Thursday in New York City, northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and coastal Connecticut, and Long Island. All public schools in New York City were closed on Thursday. Parts …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Tillerson for State

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State by the U.S. Senate:   “We applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Mr. Tillerson into this crucial role, …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Statement on the Visa Waiver Program

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Grella released the following statement on the Visa Waiver Program:   “While the nation’s visa issuance process receives a close review, lawmakers must recall the importance of a widely recognized …

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  • Recent executive decision of Trump is expected to threaten US tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    Trump Presidency and his recent executive decision created global debate and tension giving unprecedented anxiety to the global tourism industry in return. The temporary order of this decree suspends refugee entry for 120 days with Syrian refugees into United States …

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  • UAE airline companies helping stranded passengers after Trump ban

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    Airline companies in the UAE said they were doing everything they could to help passengers caught in the midst of the 90-day temporary US entry ban imposed by President Donald Trump against seven Muslim-majority countries.   Emirates airline said it …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Reacts to Executive Orders

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on executive orders signed Friday by President Trump:   “People all over the world want to visit the U.S. and the U.S. travel community strongly supports efforts to …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Border Security Executive Order

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:   “Without security there can be no travel, and the American travel community strongly supports efforts to ensure all of the country’s entry points are secure. For that …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Kelly DHS Confirmation

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Gen. John Kelly on his confirmation as Homeland Security Secretary by the U.S. Senate:   “The U.S. travel community applauds the Senate’s confirmation of General John Kelly …

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  • Mayor Garcetti and L.A. Tourism & Convention Board Announce Record 47.3 Million Visitors in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. today announced Los Angeles welcomed 47.3 million visitors in 2016, surpassing mid-year forecasts and breaking visitation records for the sixth …

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  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record, Welcoming 42.9 Million Visitors In 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    For the third consecutive year, Las Vegas continued historic visitation growth, setting a new all-time record. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.   “Las Vegas continues to see increased …

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  • Inclement weather continues across Western US

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Devastating storms continued to unleash heavy rain and snow, floods, mudslides and raging winds across western U.S., closing roads, schools and businesses and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.   At least three people have died because of …

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  • Travel Industry ‘Will Be a Constructive Partner’ to Tillerson at State Dept.

    Published on : Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State:   “The U.S. Department of State plays a critical role in our country’s travel policies, …

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  • U.S. Travel Hails Passage of National Park Service Centennial Act

    Published on : Thursday, December 8, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon the House’s passage of H.R. 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act:   “I am pleased to see that the National Park Service Centennial Act has joined …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Trump Selection of Wilbur Ross for Secretary of Commerce

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on news that President-elect Trump will nominate Wilbur Ross to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce:   “The U.S. travel community welcomes the selection of Wilbur Ross as …

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