Articles tagged “usta”

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Tom Lowry, Skift

The travel industry at long last gets an audience with Donald Trump. Let's hope it results in more than just a perfunctory, handshake photo-op.

1 year ago

Best Western CEO on Why America Needs a Secretary of Travel

Best Western CEO on Why America Needs a Secretary of Travel

David Kong, Best Western International

It's astounding to realize the U.S. travel industry doesn't have its own White House cabinet position given the industry's size. Key players should use the 2016 presidential election as a vehicle to draw attention to the lack of such a position.

4 years ago

U.S. Travel Association Sees Connection Between Airline Consolidation and Price Collusion

U.S. Travel Association Sees Connection Between Airline Consolidation and Price Collusion

Jason Clampet, Skift

It's interesting to watch the typically harmonious U.S. tourism industry break out into conflict on issues like this.

4 years ago

The Billions of Dollars Driving a Wedge Between U.S. Airlines and Airports

The Billions of Dollars Driving a Wedge Between U.S. Airlines and Airports

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Improvements to aviation infrastructure are necessary if the U.S. plans to stay at the lead. It's simply a matter of who will pay.

5 years ago

Americans Not Taking Vacations Is a $224 Billion Problem for Employers

Americans Not Taking Vacations Is a $224 Billion Problem for Employers

Dan Peltier, Skift

It looks like it's a lose-lose for U.S. employers who are stingy with their vacation policies, and overworked employees eventually have the last laugh when they receive their vacation compensation payouts when they leave their companies.

5 years ago

The Battle Over Open Skies Forces U.S. Tourism Industry to Choose Sides

The Battle Over Open Skies Forces U.S. Tourism Industry to Choose Sides

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Ensuring adequate competition in airports large and small gives those airports more negotiating power against the big three national carriers, and could ensure adequate infrastructure for more visitors from abroad to spend their travel dollars in the US. This last is, after all, the mandate of organizations like the US Travel Association.

5 years ago

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate

Why travel needs to have a bigger seat at the table in U.S. immigration debate

Skift

Making it easier to travel U.S. is tied to the visa regime and border security, which in turn is heavily influenced by immigration reforms. Also U.S. travel orgs need more manpower to help grow them, and in turn grow jobs all around. All of this should be on the table in immigration reform debates.

6 years ago

Travel industry jobs are biggest drivers of middle class growth in U.S., study shows

Travel industry jobs are biggest drivers of middle class growth in U.S., study shows

Rafat Ali, Skift

Even though these numbers augur well for the general travel industry, boosting travel jobs is heavily dependent on boosting U.S. tourism, and a lot of work needs to be done on that, including making U.S. a more welcoming place for all kinds of international travelers.

7 years ago

U.S. travel industry forecasts moderate growth for 2013

The U.S. isn't immune from rest of the world, and 2013 growth slowdown is a troubling forecast. But consumer confidence is on the rise so leisure travel may carry the year through.

7 years ago

SkiftStats: U.S. travel industry employment at highest level since fall 2008

Would be more helpful for USTA to give breakdown of the kind of jobs added monthly, though overall growth numbers are certainly good news.

7 years ago