Articles tagged “u.s. travel”

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.

2 weeks 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

6 months 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.

8 months ago

Record Number of Electronic Devices Swept Up in U.S. Border Inspections

Record Number of Electronic Devices Swept Up in U.S. Border Inspections

Associated Press

The legality of searching electronic devices is a contested but long-standing practice. The chances of being searched are small. Last year, roughly 7 out of every 100,000 international travelers arriving in the U.S. had their devices searched.

9 months ago

U.S. Travel and JetBlue Meet With Tillerson To Back Open Skies With Gulf Carriers

U.S. Travel and JetBlue Meet With Tillerson To Back Open Skies With Gulf Carriers

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Just do the math: That was essentially the message Tillerson heard from U.S. Travel, JetBlue, Fedex and Atlas Air on the job creation inherent in Open Skies agreements with Gulf carriers. It's really tough to predict what action the Trump administration might take on this issue.

1 year ago

Business Travel Growth Is Expected to Rise in U.S. Despite Recent Dip

Business Travel Growth Is Expected to Rise in U.S. Despite Recent Dip

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

International travel to the U.S. will continue to grow this year, according to U.S. Travel. But given the unpredictability of the U.S. government at this time, the outlook could get worse in a hurry.

1 year ago

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg

Oh, we just can't wait to see the next version of the travel ban and refugee prohibition. Hopefully it will indeed take the appeals court's ruling and the U.S. Constitution into account.

2 years ago

In Trip Planning Is There a Red State Versus Blue State Divide?

In Trip Planning Is There a Red State Versus Blue State Divide?

Sarah Enelow, Skift

In 2017, Americans' travel aspirations may reflect the country's political divide. We're still waiting to see how Trump's promises to tighten national borders will affect the trips people book this year.

2 years ago

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It looks like the trend of slow growth for travel in the United States — or no growth, in some sectors — will continue into early 2017.

2 years ago

U.S. Travel Association: ‘We’re Working With Both Clinton and Trump’

U.S. Travel Association: ‘We’re Working With Both Clinton and Trump’

Dan Peltier, Skift

There's no doubt the travel industry is hoping for a Hillary Clinton presidency as opposed to working with Donald Trump in the White House. But the U.S. Travel Association is courting both sides leading up to the election to make sure both candidates understand the size and scope of the travel industry.

2 years ago