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Disney’s Epcot to get a transformation

  Epcot, the second wing of Florida’s sprawling Walt Disney World Resort will add more adventurous components like the speedy Test Track, the multi-sensory Soarin, the blastoff simulating mission: Space; the widely popular movie based Frozen Ever After.     …

  • 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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  • Travel Leaders React to Trump Selection of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

    Published on : Thursday, December 1, 2016

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

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  • Cathay Pacific reopens Heathrow lounge

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    Cathay Pacific today unveiled its First and Business Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3 in a soft opening to eligible passengers following an extensive renovation. The lounge, which officially opens its doors on Wednesday, 7 December features separate First …

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  • US state dept. warns citizens to be cautious on European holidays

    Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    The State Department doesn’t really want to ruin your holiday cheer. But the agency has an important message for U.S. holiday makers bound for Europe this winter.   On Nov. 21, the department issued a Europe Travel Alert urging U.S. …

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  • Brand USA increases agent places on 2017 USA MegaFam

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    The number of agents from the UK and Ireland participating in the 2017 USA MegaFam will increase from 100 to 107 to mark the fifth consecutive year of the trip.   Next year’s USA MegaFam will culminate on May 17, …

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  • Will Americans really move to Canada post U.S. election?

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    What was initially a joke is now seemingly a truth as people are factually looking for jobs outside country if their political candidate loses the U.S. election.     After November 8, the number of Americans getting ready to flee …

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  • International travel remains positive despite headwinds

    Published on : Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Recent interest among international travelers in the U.S. as a destination seems to have materialized into actual trips, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).   International inbound travel growth remained positive throughout the third quarter, …

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  • Virgin America Extends Summertime On The Coast – Popular Seasonal Flights To Lauderdale

    Published on : Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Virgin America, the U.S. airline known for its award-winning service, today announces it is bringing back its popular seasonal flights to help East Coast travelers warm up over the 2016-17 winter season,   whether they need a beach escape or …

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