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Articles tagged “usta”

Coronavirus

What Long-Ignored U.S. Travel Execs Told a New Senate Subcommittee Focused on Tourism

The new bipartisan tourism subcommittee, co-chaired by senators from tourism-dependent states, kicked off Tuesday with testimony from travel executives on U.S. tourism's biggest recovery challenges ahead — and that in itself is another big light in the tunnel alongside vaccines.

What Long-Ignored U.S. Travel Execs Told a New Senate Subcommittee Focused on Tourism

Tourism

What President Biden Needs to Do to Rebuild the Travel Industry: U.S. Travel Association Recommendations

The U.S. Travel Association just shared its new policy recommendations for a faster tourism recovery: invest in infrastructure and air travel technology, support Brand USA, and avoid imposing travel bans, quarantines, and domestic air travel testing. Ball is in your court, White House, and Congress.

What President Biden Needs to Do to Rebuild the Travel Industry: U.S. Travel Association Recommendations

Airlines

What Travel CEOs Are Saying About the Siege on the Capitol

A handful of travel leaders were quick to condemn the violence and terror that we all witnessed among Donald Trump's supporters on Wednesday in Washington. The top execs' bottom line: It's not who we are.

What Travel CEOs Are Saying About the Siege on the Capitol

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Best Western CEO on Why America Needs a Secretary of Travel

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.

Best Western CEO on Why America Needs a Secretary of Travel

Airlines

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

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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