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U.S. Travel Condemns Disruptions at Capitol

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: “We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the U.S. Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behavior we are witnessing has no place in …

  • U.S. Travel Condemns Disruptions at Capitol

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: “We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the U.S. Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behavior we are witnessing has no place in …

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  • Mexico sees surge in Covid cases due to influx of American tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    In order to avoid COVID-19 restrictions back home, a considerable number of Americans have traveled to Mexico for vacationing or even to settle down there. “A lot of people are either coming down here and visiting to test it out …

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  • U.S. Travel Mourns Passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice president of government affairs for The Walt Disney Company: “The American travel and tourism community shares the deep sadness …

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  • New York City orders mandatory quarantine for all U.K. travellers

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2020

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that travellers visiting New York City from the U.K. will now have to undergo mandatory quarantine order following the outbreak of the new variant of the coronavirus across the United Kingdom. Mayor De …

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  • Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year. “It’s …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on COVID Relief Talks

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on COVID-19 relief negotiations in Washington: “It will be important to watch how the process plays out over the next few days, …

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  • NYC businesses in Christmas 2020 can wear an empty look

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    In December, strolling through the Midtown Manhattan is normally like navigating through a hectic maze. In 2020, you can move hassle-free! For several New York’s small businesses, that slump in customer traffic is really worrying. During the city’s busy seasons, …

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  • The tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump of 45.4%

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    During Q3 2020, the tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump of 45.4% in overall deal activity when compared to the four-quarter average. For the region, a total of 59 deals worth $5.51 billion were declared during …

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  • TAT to launch new tourist visas for U.S. travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced that a new tourist visa for U.S. will be launched for travellers to apply in advance for arriving in Thailand safely for up to 60 days. Following application approval and upon arrival in …

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  • NYC tourism down two thirds with only 23 million people visiting in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    New York City’s tourism is down two thirds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 23 million people still visited the city in 2020, and experts say it won’t recover until 2024. Last year, 66 million people visited New …

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  • New York City struggling to get back visitors

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    New York City is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in the world. However, the city is expected to struggle to get back visitor numbers after witnessing a drastic decline in visitors owing to the global pandemic. …

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  • NYC might see a return of tourism in 2024

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Travelers might not return to New York City like the pre-corona virus times until 2024. Around 66.6 million people visited NYC last year. One-fifth of those visitors came from a different country, while the rest arrived from around the U.S., …

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  • U.S. Travel Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

    Published on : Monday, November 9, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s victory: “The American travel industry congratulates President-elect Joe Biden on his victory. “We applaud President-elect Biden’s objective of helping the industries most heavily impacted by …

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  • North America 2020 winners announced

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2020

    World Travel Awards has revealed the leading travel, tourism and hospitality brands in North America in 2020. Winners include Miami Beach – with its dazzling array of art deco delights, sweeping beaches and sizzling entertainment – voted ‘North America’s Leading …

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  • Planet Word, Washington’s newest museum opens to public

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2020

    Planet Word, a revolutionary museum dedicated to the power, beauty, and fun of language and to showing how words shape the human experience, opened its doors to the public. Housed in Washington, D.C.’s historic Franklin School, Planet Word is the …

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  • US tourism recovery may be hindered if President Trump wins second term, says GlobalData

    Published on : Monday, November 2, 2020

    With President Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 likely being a contributing factor to a 2.1-percentage-point slowdown in the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of international tourism in the US*, a second term for the Trump administration – combined with the …

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  • Tourism in NY witnesses loss of around $38 billion

    Published on : Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Tourism industry loss across New York is approximately $38 billion, according to Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company. It highlights a 72% decline since March 1st in tourism, which includes hotels, restaurants, museums, and other items across New York State.To …

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  • Donald Trump’s doctor assures that the President has tested negative for corona virus

    Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Donald Trump’s doctor said that the President had tested negative for corona virus on consecutive days just hours before the US president returned to the campaign trail with a public meeting in Florida. However, the President’s physician cited results from …

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  • Peru opens Machu Picchu for one tourist who was stranded for months

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Peru decided to open the ruins ofMachu Picchufor a single Japanese tourist after he waited almost seven months to enter the Inca citadel, while trapped in the Andean country during the coronavirus outbreak. Jesse Katayama’s entry into the ruins came …

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  • Philadelphia attracts UK art lovers with public art programmes

    Published on : Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Unknown to many UK travellers, Philadelphia is home to the US’ largest public art program, offering visitors to the city the opportunity to see these outdoor murals on guided and self-guided tours, by foot, trolley, train and even Segway. Mural …

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