Us Travel Association News
U.S. Travel launches Sustainable Travel Coalition
The U.S. Travel Association announced today the launch of its new Sustainable Travel Coalition, which aims to align the travel, transportation and technology sectors in developing and advancing strategies to enable a more sustainable future for the U.S. travel industry.
Calls to reform National Park visitor reservation systems
Nearly 400 travel industry organisations - including domestic and international organisations have sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and National Park Service Director Chuck Sams calling for reforms to the visitor reservation systems in the national parks.
U.S. Travel launches daily getaways
The U.S. Travel Association has unveiled a weeklong preview of its popular Daily Getaways program, the annual initiative to stimulate travel across America.
Short-term surge in US travel but headwinds on horizon
The U.S. Travel Association projects that all segments of travel, in spite of rising inflation, will surge in the short term due to pent-up demand and consumer savings. However, this is not expected to last, leading to slower growth in the next four years of its biannual forecast.
U.S. Travel Association appoints Geoff Freeman as President and CEO
The next chapter of the U.S. Travel Association will be led by Geoff Freeman, a proven association leader who has a track record of building talented teams and delivering game-changing results for varied industries.
US Travel calls for extension of REAL ID Act
US Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes has issued a statement calling on the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to delay the implementation of the REAL ID Act, which is set to take full effect from 3 May 2023.
U.S. Travel Association reacts to federal mask mandate action
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement that the federal mask mandate will not be enforced on public transportation and in transportation hubs at this time
US Travel Association critical of European ban
Reports indicate the European Union is ready to ban most travellers from the United States, Russia and dozens of other countries deemed too risky in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
United States travel sector peers into post Covid-19 world
Following a collaboration between medical experts and a broad array of businesses and organisations, the United States travel industry has outlined a vision for travel in the post Covid-19 world.
Illinois visitor numbers hit record high
Visitors to Illinois hit an all-time high in 2017, government Bruce Rauner announced earlier. Nearly 114 million people travelled to the state last year to ‘Enjoy Illinois’ and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy.
Orlando sets new benchmark in United States travel
Officials have announced a historic milestone in the travel industry, as Orlando became the first US destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors.
Travel industry adds jobs at faster rate in 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Labor Department announcement that the U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate edged down to 7.4 percent.