U.S. Travel Association

  • 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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  • Florida Governor Honored for Commitment to Travel and Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Florida Governor Rick Scott has received a distinguished leadership award from the U.S. Travel Association in appreciation for his work on travel and tourism promotion. In remarks at the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO …

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  • Tennessee Tourism witnesses record-breaking year of economic impact

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Shelby County located in Tennessee was able to draw over $3 billion in terms of tourism revenues last year, ranking it second in the state and marking a record-breaking year for the tourism sector in the Volunteer State.   Travel …

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  • Tourism in North Carolina, USA jumps high

    Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has recently announced that there is a surge in the expenditure of tourists’ spending, which trigger up the market in North Carolina, including the regions of Albemarle from 2016.     North Carolina is …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on Meeting with Secretary Tillerson

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement following his participation at a meeting today at the U.S. Department of State with Secretary Rex W. Tillerson regarding Open Skies:       “Today, a coalition of …

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