Articles tagged “us travel”

International Visitors to U.S. This Year Expected to Break Record After Data Glitch Fix

International Visitors to U.S. This Year Expected to Break Record After Data Glitch Fix

Dan Peltier, Skift

After some confusion on visitor counts over a data glitch at airport kiosks across the country, international arrivals in the United States are on track to break a record in 2018. We’ll see if long-term growth ends up being as robust as the federal government is touting.

2 months ago

Travel CEOs Lay Out Concerns to Trump During First White House Meeting

Travel CEOs Lay Out Concerns to Trump During First White House Meeting

Dan Peltier, Skift

The White House's Roosevelt Room was filled with some of the U.S. travel industry's most powerful leaders on Tuesday. We'll be watching to see if that meeting actually produces any powerful results, and whether it helps get President Trump on the travel industry's side.

4 months ago

U.S. Tourism Office Has Put Out Inaccurate International Visitor Data For Years

U.S. Tourism Office Has Put Out Inaccurate International Visitor Data For Years

Dan Peltier, Skift

International visitor data reporting began to run amok before President Donald Trump took office and destinations are left wondering what data they can trust. The Trump Administration has worked to spread disinformation, but this is a new level of concern for the travel industry.

9 months ago

U.S. Tourism Office Blocks Release of International Visitor Data

U.S. Tourism Office Blocks Release of International Visitor Data

Dan Peltier, Skift

We never like to see public records withheld, even if they might show faulty data. To see the travel industry praise such a move is disappointing as it will only cause more headaches for the foreseeable future.

9 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.

10 months ago

Biggest U.S. Travel Lobby Praises Official Tasked to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Biggest U.S. Travel Lobby Praises Official Tasked to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In times of protectionism and nativism, it's important to stand up to the forces that want to close minds and borders alike. The travel industry should do more to make a case for itself, and that starts with opposing policies that create a divide with the rest of the world.

10 months ago

U.S. Tourism Coalition Calls for a Designated Advocate in the Trump Administration

U.S. Tourism Coalition Calls for a Designated Advocate in the Trump Administration

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Visit U.S. Coalition wants to get everyone at the table — the White House, Congress, and the travel industry — to get all sides on the same page about tourism. But can you partner with an administration that has been doing everything it can to thwart the travel industry's goals?

11 months ago

International Visitor Spending in U.S. Dropped for Second Consecutive Year

International Visitor Spending in U.S. Dropped for Second Consecutive Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

While each visitor market is unique, many international travelers in the U.S. last year probably weren't shopping until they dropped because of a stronger U.S. dollar.

11 months ago

U.S. Travel Coalition Enlists Restaurants and Retailers to Reverse Trump’s Isolationist Stance

U.S. Travel Coalition Enlists Restaurants and Retailers to Reverse Trump’s Isolationist Stance

Dan Peltier, Skift

If the travel industry's lobbying and trade associations have any more tricks up their sleeves, they'll need them if they will have any chance of reversing what is essentially the Trump Administration's anti-visitor stance.

1 year ago

U.S. Travel Is Launching a Coalition to Break Through to Trump

U.S. Travel Is Launching a Coalition to Break Through to Trump

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. travel industry doesn't feel its approach to the Trump administration in 2017 was sufficient, and it's taking the next step. The old playbook for dealing with the White House is no longer relevant as travel and related industries try to find their footing.

1 year ago

Trump Slump Fears Are Realized as Revised Findings Show Tourism Drop

Trump Slump Fears Are Realized as Revised Findings Show Tourism Drop

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

U.S. Travel's initial forward-looking travel projections seemed too optimistic. Hopefully the industry can have a more serious conversation about averting a prolonged slowdown instead of hoping for the best and staying the course.

1 year ago

U.S. Workers Are Taking a Bit More Vacation Despite Their Employers

U.S. Workers Are Taking a Bit More Vacation Despite Their Employers

Dan Peltier, Skift

The U.S. vacation deprivation phenomenon is a nationwide, coast-to-coast problem but seems to be especially apparent in large east and west coast markets that are often the bread and butter of many travel brands' business.

2 years ago