Articles tagged “u.s. travel”

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

U.S. Travel Association Unveils 10-Year Agenda at a Turbulent Time for Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

U.S. Travel is entering a new decade, and the trade group seems to be aware that maintaining growth for the next 10 years will require that it asserts itself politically more than ever before.

3 weeks ago

Poland Becomes First Country in 5 Years to Join U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Poland Becomes First Country in 5 Years to Join U.S. Visa Waiver Program

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The U.S. inbound travel market needs all the good news it can get at the moment — and Poland's official entry into the visa waiver program is just that.

4 months ago

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

Social Media Requirement for Visa Waivers May Have Chilling Effect on U.S. Tourism 

Rosie Spinks, Skift

International arrivals to the U.S. are slowing down, so the industry is right to worry that requiring travelers to disclose social media profiles as part of the online application for the visa waiver program could be viewed as unwelcoming.

5 months ago

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

New York City Projects Record-Breaking Visitors as U.S. Inbound Travel Cools

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The picture of U.S. inbound travel overall is not particularly bright. But New York City has proved uniquely equipped to weather the storm.

6 months ago

U.S. Loss of Global Travel Will Cost $180 Billion by 2022

U.S. Loss of Global Travel Will Cost $180 Billion by 2022

Rosie Spinks, Skift

It's more bad news for U.S. market share of the global travel market.

7 months ago

Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Travel Advisors See U.S. Domestic Tourism Evolving Amid Inbound Woes

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Domestic leisure travel among Americans appears to be getting stronger, helping to offset declining growth in international visitors to the U.S. It's also growing in new directions, with glamping and cultural tours especially popular.

7 months ago

Selling U.S. Tourism in Trump Era Leaves Industry Grasping for Fixes

Selling U.S. Tourism in Trump Era Leaves Industry Grasping for Fixes

Laura Powell, Skift

During the past couple of years, American government policies have been smearing the welcome mat that the U.S. travel industry tries to roll out for international tourists. As one U.S. Travel official noted this week: "Travel will go where it's easiest to go." And these days coming to America is not easy.

9 months ago

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

Dan Peltier, Skift

Any membership-based organization that wants to survive has to take membership feedback to heart. U.S. Travel is doing that in its move to double down on domestic travel promotion. With domestic tourism more than 60 percent of the U.S. travel industry, we wonder why this took so long.

1 year ago

Canadian Tourism to U.S. Still Strong Despite Trade Feud

Canadian Tourism to U.S. Still Strong Despite Trade Feud

David Sharp, Associated Press

Canadians may be angry about President Donald Trump's insults and tariffs, but it doesn't seem to be taking a toll on their visits to the U.S.

2 years ago

These 10 U.S. Zip Codes Buy the Most Travel Online

These 10 U.S. Zip Codes Buy the Most Travel Online

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Don't be jealous of residents from these U.S. zip codes, which generate the most hotel and flight bookings. Travel is the rare thing you buy that makes you richer no matter where you're from.

2 years ago

U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

U.S. Still Drew Big-Spending Visitors in 2017

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

International arrivals to the U.S. dropped 3.9 percent during the first half of 2017, but total visitor spending rose, despite a weaker dollar. Still, it would be a mistake to be complacent about the decline in tourism.

2 years ago

U.S. Government Cheerily Predicts a Tourism Turnaround in 2018

U.S. Government Cheerily Predicts a Tourism Turnaround in 2018

Dan Peltier, Skift

We'll believe a 2018 U.S. tourism bump when we see it. For now, it's just a bunch of numbers on paper.

2 years ago