Articles tagged “US Travel Association”

Travel’s Great Depression Is Here

Travel’s Great Depression Is Here

Rafat Ali, Skift

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.

7 days ago

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

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

Ted Hesson, Steve Holland, and David Shepardson, Reuters

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

2 weeks ago

U.S. Relief Package Needs to Do More to Address Small Business Costs: Travel Industry Groups

U.S. Relief Package Needs to Do More to Address Small Business Costs: Travel Industry Groups

Cameron Sperance, Skift

If Congress doesn't address small business debt service obligations, employees run the risk of losing jobs and the company behind them.

4 weeks ago

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.

4 months ago

Congress Renews Brand USA’s Funding in 11th Hour Vote

Congress Renews Brand USA’s Funding in 11th Hour Vote

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The United States was well on its way to being one of the world's only tourism destination powerhouses without a marketing budget. In a rare piece of good news for U.S. tourism this year, Congress has just narrowly avoided that.

5 months ago

Domestic Travel Outlook Softens in Another Worrying Sign for U.S. Travel

Domestic Travel Outlook Softens in Another Worrying Sign for U.S. Travel

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Amid a softening forecast for domestic travel within the United States and red tape in Washington, D.C., Brand USA still needs a legislative path forward — and time is running out.

6 months ago

Brand USA Pleads Its Case to Congress as Funding Hangs in the Balance

Brand USA Pleads Its Case to Congress as Funding Hangs in the Balance

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Brand USA still doesn't have a legislative path forward — and time is running out. A failure to renew it will make the U.S. an outlier as a leading global tourism destination with no promotional budget.

7 months ago

Brand USA Finally Has a Path Forward Even as Some U.S. Airlines Oppose the Funding Plan

Brand USA Finally Has a Path Forward Even as Some U.S. Airlines Oppose the Funding Plan

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Plenty of lawmakers in Washington want to see Brand USA's funding renewed — but it should come as no surprise that an increased passenger tax will leave some parties unhappy.

10 months ago

Top Travel Lobbyist Said Trump Tariffs Could Hurt U.S. Tourism Further

Top Travel Lobbyist Said Trump Tariffs Could Hurt U.S. Tourism Further

Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

The U.S. Travel Association said the U.S. has lost $32 billion in travel-related business since 2015 and that the Trump administration is "not getting it" when it comes to addressing the problem. We agree.

2 years ago

Trump Slump Fears Are Not Coming True as International Tourism Grows

Trump Slump Fears Are Not Coming True as International Tourism Grows

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

It's worth remembering that — aside from some initial chaos at airports — the travel ban was put on hold by courts for the first part of the year. And the travel industry has put extra effort into sending a welcoming message to the world, even if the government has not.

3 years ago

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Unexpected business travel growth in the U.S. is good news for the travel industry — but will it last?

3 years ago

The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year

The Most Visited U.S. States Spent Less to Market to Travelers Last Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

For some states coming in under budget is good news and for others the smaller spending signifies problems that marketing organizations are having. For now, most provisional tourism budgets increased for fiscal year 2016 and we'll soon see what impact that's had on travelers.

4 years ago