U.S. Travel Association

  • Flying Worse Than Five Years Ago, with Christmas the Most Frustrating Travel Season, Most Americans Say

    Published on : Saturday, December 23, 2017

    Americans believe flying is more frustrating than five years ago, according to a new Morning Consult survey released today by the U.S. Travel Association.     Travelers especially dread flying around the Christmas holiday, the time of year overwhelmingly cited …

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  • Survey: Americans dodged 32 million trips last year as they hate flying

    Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017

    The AAA believes that an overwhelming 107.3 million American are predicted to travel during this holiday season that had released its annual holiday travel forecast.   According to this travel forecast 2017’ winter season would mark a 25% rise in …

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  • Most Americans believe Christmas is the most frustrating travel season

    Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017

    According to a new Morning Consult survey released by the U.S. Travel Association, Americans believe flying is more frustrating than what it was five years ago.     Travellers especially dread flying around the Christmas holiday, the time of year …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Proposed Elimination of Brand USA in Tax Bill

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella released the following statement:   “Brand USA is one of hundreds of programs in the bucket of mandatory spending items which could be affected by the rules required for spending offsets. We …

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  • Marriott’s Sorenson, STR’s Smith Inducted into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

    Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017

    Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, and Randy Smith, co-founder and chairman of data and analytics firm STR, were inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders Tuesday night.   Inclusion in the Hall of Leaders, widely regarded …

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  • U.S. Travel Association: travel sector bodes well for economy

    Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    The Commerce Department has reported that the U.S. economy has grown by nearly 3.1% in the third quarter of this year, the second consecutive strong quarter.   This fact had motivated several people to believe to be certain that the …

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  • 145 Travel Leaders Urge Congress to Help U.S. Airports

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    145 organizations from 38 states—including major corporations, trade associations, and state and local tourism agencies—signed a letter urging House and Senate leaders to provide long-needed infrastructure help for U.S. airports.   A Senate-passed measure lets airports raise more of their …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to New Security Measures on Inbound U.S. Flights

    Published on : Thursday, October 26, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement: “Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns are a fact of life for travelers. It’s essential that changes be clearly communicated, and also continually reassessed to …

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  • U.S. Travel Adds Two SVPs

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association has hired Tori Barnes to the new position of Senior Vice President, Government Relations; and promoted Nan Marchand Beauvois from Vice President to Senior Vice President, National Councils and General Manager, ESTO.     “Nan and …

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  • U.S. Travel Taps Tori Barnes as SVP of Government Relations

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association has hired Tori Barnes to lead its policy outreach efforts as Senior Vice President of Government Relations. Barnes joins U.S. Travel from General Motors Company, where she most recently served as Executive Director of Federal Affairs. …

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  • U S. Travel Association two new Vice Presidents to boost the association growth

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    U S. Travel Association has appointed two new senior Vice Presidents to boost up the team and the management of US Travel Association.     There are not just one, but two new senior vice presidents leading at the top …

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  • U.S. Travel Association leading a campaign for changing American vacationing habits

    Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association is leading a campaign for changing American vacation habits, including those of the 230 Nebraska travel and tourism leaders who gathered this week at the La Vista Conference Center for the annual Nebraska Tourism Conference.   …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on New Travel Restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement:   “Security adjustments rooted in legitimate concerns will always be a fact of life for travelers. It’s essential that changes be clearly communicated and that …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Debuts “Voices for Open Skies”

    Published on : Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association today launched the “Voices for Open Skies” website, highlighting the perspectives of real business owners and travelers who benefit from America’s international aviation agreements with more than 120 countries.   The site calls upon policymakers to …

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  • U.S. Travel Association jointly awards Destination Niagara and Visit Buffalo Niagara

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Destination Niagara USA and Visit Buffalo Niagara have won a joint national award for niche marketing from the U.S. Travel Association.   U.S. Travel presented the Destiny Award at its annual ESTO Conference earlier this week in Minneapolis.   Visit …

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  • Trade groups unite to offer aid to hurricane-ruined destinations

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Tourism Cares has ushered together a group of 12 travel industry associations to develop and promote the Destination Disaster Recovery Fund with an aim to emerge as a primary resource for tourism-related recovery efforts for the hurricanes Harvey and Irma. …

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  • Virginia tourism industry sees $2.2 Billion growth since 2014

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia’s tourism revenue has grown by $2.2 billion since his taking office in 2014 with a compound annual growth rate of 3.3 percent. Today, visitor spending in Virginia supports 230,000 jobs; 16,000 of those have been …

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  • Revised stats show tourism drop, Trump slump fears realized

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The international inbound tourism in the year 2017 presented a miserable spectacle as the U.S. Travel Association revised earlier optimistic estimates to present an assessment of the recent travel market. The report now warns of ‘storm clouds for the inbound …

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  • Happy 101st Birthday, National Park Service!

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Last year’s National Park Centennial inspired millions of Americans to find their park, and sparked a national conversation about the enormous benefits of our country’s national parks and monuments. Last week, the National Park Service turned 101—and its work is …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Honors State Tourism Luminaries at ESTO

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2017 Mercury and Destiny Awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star during its 34th annual ESTO conference, held August 26-29 in Minneapolis.   Twenty-eight U.S. Travel members …

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