Articles tagged “u.s. travel association”

Tourism

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

The U.S. travel industry may be forced to wait until after the 2024 Presidential Election to see if the assistant secretary of travel and tourism position gets filled and funded again.

Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

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China and U.S. to Improve Tourism Ties, Says Chinese President Xi

The U.S. and China will improve air connectivity and streamline visa processing, said Chinese President Xi Jinping in public remarks on Wednesday. Xi made the remarks at a dinner hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and US-China Business Council.  The dinner followed Xi’s meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden at the Asia-Pacific Economic…

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U.S. Sees India Surge to its Second Top Traveler Market

India was the U.S.' s second top market for travelers outside of North America between April and June, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office's data released Monday. Over 500,000 Indian travelers came to the America in the those three months, up from 392,000 and 498,000 for the same period in 2022 and pre-pandemic…

Tourism

‘Embarrassing’ Visa Delays and Old Airports – What U.S. Travel Needs to Fix

The U.S.'s travel industry's prospects to compete globally over the long-term looks dim.

‘Embarrassing’ Visa Delays and Old Airports – What U.S. Travel Needs to Fix

Tourism

Visa Delays Hurt U.S. Tourism Marketing

U.S. destinations want more first-time tourists, but they don't want to waste their time and money on those that have no hope of getting a visa in a reasonable amount of time.

Visa Delays Hurt U.S. Tourism Marketing

Tourism

U.S. Travel Hires Industry Association Veteran Geoff Freeman as Next CEO

While the U.S. Travel Association didn't exactly stay in house for its critical hire, the organization believes Geoff Freeman's extensive travel experience — and knowledge of D.C. industry lobbying — will be crucial in helping boost the U.S. tourism industry at a pivotal time.

U.S. Travel Hires Industry Association Veteran Geoff Freeman as Next CEO

Tourism

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow to Retire in 2022

Seventeen years is a long time to sit atop any organization. Roger Dow's retirement coincides with a larger reset for travel emerging from the pandemic. Who leads the USTA next will say a lot about a commitment to break from the past and redefine tourism for a new era.

U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow to Retire in 2022

Coronavirus

U.S. Hotels Make Bold Ask for More Aid From D.C. Despite Ongoing Recovery

The U.S. hotel industry has a tough sell convincing Congress it needs targeted aid when industry analysts expect business to pick up this summer and into the second half of 2021 across all hospitality sectors. May just fall under the category of futile at this point.

U.S. Hotels Make Bold Ask for More Aid From D.C. Despite Ongoing Recovery

Coronavirus

Tax Credits Are Needed for Travelers and Industry in Next Round of Relief, Lobby Group Argues

The U.S., thanks to accelerated vaccine distribution, appears on track to contain the spread of coronavirus at some point this year. Now comes the lobbying effort to find ways to get more people back into hotels, airplanes, and restaurants.

Tax Credits Are Needed for Travelers and Industry in Next Round of Relief, Lobby Group Argues

Tourism

U.S. Travel Association’s ‘Let’s Go There’ Campaign Walks a Fine Line

The U.S. Travel Association's latest campaign — launched in conjunction with 75 travel companies and trade organizations — shows the task of marketing travel in a pandemic hasn't gotten any easier.

U.S. Travel Association’s ‘Let’s Go There’ Campaign Walks a Fine Line