Articles tagged “US Travel Association”

Tourism

Hilton CEO Says U.S. Government Needs to Act Now on Visa Backlogs

Today's U.S. policy is a de facto boycott on travelers from countries such as India and Mexico. Senseless. Plus: Hilton's CEO Chris Nassetta is lobbying to get funding for a new assistant secretary position for tourism and wants to reform U.S. air travel.

Hilton CEO Says U.S. Government Needs to Act Now on Visa Backlogs

Tourism

In a Huge Win, U.S. to Finally Have a Secretary-Level Position for Tourism

Having an advocate at the top level of government is a big win for the U.S. travel industry, as is the more metrics-based approach this new assistant secretary at the Commerce Department will take to help increase visitation and streamline visa issues, amongst others.

In a Huge Win, U.S. to Finally Have a Secretary-Level Position for Tourism

Tourism

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will be further shrinking its travel avoidance list. A welcome news for destinations that have been waiting for American tourists for far too long.

CDC Pares Back Countries on U.S. ‘Avoid Travel’ List

Tourism

Brand USA Receives $250 Million in Funding to Attract International Visitors

The funding is a nod to the importance of international visitation for America’s tourism economy and the need to rebuild consumer confidence in America as a tourism destination. The timing is on point, ahead of a hoped-for global travel summer rebound.

Brand USA Receives $250 Million in Funding to Attract International Visitors

Tourism

U.S. Travel Group Lays Out 5-Point Plan on Sustainable Travel

This is good news for America's travel businesses that their largest industry body will lead on sustainability and push for the right policies to be in place to green the future of U.S. travel.

U.S. Travel Group Lays Out 5-Point Plan on Sustainable Travel

Tourism

U.S. Travel Group Calls on White House and Congress to Help Accelerate Recovery

All eyes will be on U.S. Travel's next leader to fill Roger Dow's big shoes and implement these lofty goals.

U.S. Travel Group Calls on White House and Congress to Help Accelerate Recovery

Tourism

Time to Reopen U.S.-Canada Border, Say Travel and Government Leaders

Lawmakers and travel leaders are urging the broader travel industry to make their voices heard: this U.S.-Canada land border closure must end now. The consequences have been dire for tourism, particularly in Canada where there's been zero recovery since last year's shutdown.

Time to Reopen U.S.-Canada Border, Say Travel and Government Leaders

Coronavirus

U.S. Travel Leaders Expect Relief From Lame Duck Congress and More Once Biden Is In

More coronavirus economic relief is likely for the U.S. travel industry, but the virus needs to get under control before stimulus measures like travel tax credits get a receptive audience in Washington.

U.S. Travel Leaders Expect Relief From Lame Duck Congress and More Once Biden Is In

Coronavirus

Travel’s Great Depression Is Here

Though there is evidence of pent-up travel demand as U.S. reopens bit by bit, the monumental job losses for our sector will take a long time to come back to the pre-pandemic level, if ever. This is travel's Great Depression of this century, make no mistake.

Travel’s Great Depression Is Here

Coronavirus

The U.S. Might Not Welcome Foreign Visitors for Months

Tuns out it is easier to ban travel than it is to permit it again.

The U.S. Might Not Welcome Foreign Visitors for Months