Articles tagged “US Travel Association”

Tourism

America’s Best-Paid Tourism Marketers

Many tourism board CEOs command high compensation. Here's Skift's first major look at the pay packages of U.S. destination marketing executives.

America’s Best-Paid Tourism Marketers

Tourism

U.S. to Spend $50 Million to Cut Visa Wait Times and Passport Backlogs

The U.S. government is putting more financial resources toward cutting its excessive visa wait times. Let's hope it gets the job done.

U.S. to Spend $50 Million to Cut Visa Wait Times and Passport Backlogs

Tourism

Biden Signs Law Funding New U.S. Tourism Czar

Nearly every other country has a tourism minister or tourism secretary. In a halfway fix, the U.S. Congress passed funding bills Friday that included money to hire an assistant secretary of commerce for travel and tourism.

Biden Signs Law Funding New U.S. Tourism Czar

Tourism

U.S. Embassy Issues Record Visas, Extended Wait Times Persist: India Report

The issue of long wait times for U.S. visas, particularly for Indian applicants, stands out amidst the overall increase in U.S. visa applications and issuances.

U.S. Embassy Issues Record Visas, Extended Wait Times Persist: India Report

Tourism

New Tourism Secretary Office Is Waiting for $3.5 Million in Funding

If Congress doesn't allocate money to the assistant secretary for travel and tourism office, it's in effect rendering the position useless to the industry.

New Tourism Secretary Office Is Waiting for $3.5 Million in Funding

Airlines

Biden Administration Wants Covid Vaccine Mandate for Foreign Travelers to Stay

The White House's message is clear: "Welcome to the U.S., but only if you are vaccinated."

Biden Administration Wants Covid Vaccine Mandate for Foreign Travelers to Stay

Tourism

Hilton CEO Says U.S. Government Needs to Act to Help Tourism

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 to Help Tourism

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