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New travel ban could have gone further to encourage undecided travelers
from Meetings & Conventions
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that the administration fully seized the opportunity to differentiate between potential security risks and the legitimate visitors from abroad who help support 15.1 million American jobs.
Lobbying group: Trump erred by omitting welcome message
from Travel Weekly
"Perceptions matter, and reputational fallout can affect market share," said Jonathan Grella, executive vice president of public affairs for U.S. Travel. "A simple welcome" would've sufficed.
Travel to U.S., air travel set multi-year record in January
from Travel Agent Central
According to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), international travel grew 7.8 percent year over year in January, marking the eighth straight year of expansion.
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Tourism marketing is worth defending
from Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Recent news about the possible elimination or crippling of Visit Florida should concern every Floridian. Florida's tourism industry is the leading tax revenue generator and job producer in the state.
Travel industry worries about the second Trump travel ban
from Los Angeles Times
"The administration's restriction of travel to the United States for nationals of six countries perceived 'anti-welcome' sentiment," said Ernest Wooden Jr. The U.S. Travel Association echoed Wooden’s comments.
Roads, airports fare worst in civil engineers' infrastructure report card
from FOX Business
The American Society of Civil Engineers issued poor grades for America’s roads, airports and public transportation in its latest infrastructure report card—once again, U.S. airport infrastructure received a D grade.
Airports calling for more money to improve infrastructure
Commercial airports can charge separate fees of $4.50 per passenger to fund FAA-approved projects, but the facilities are asking President Trump to uncap these fees, called the Passenger Facility Charge.
Aviation Summit panel focuses on airport security
from Aviation Pros
The key word at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's annual Aviation Summit was security. Airport CEOs and a former CIA deputy director discussed ongoing threats and what's being done to reduce them.
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U.S. bill would open door to more air travel fees
from Business Traveller
"Adjusting the PFC cap will empower local airport authorities to invest in infrastructure projects, improving security and the flying experience for travelers, and keeping us globally competitive," said Roger Dow.
New Jersey tourism increased for 7th year in a row
from The Star Ledger
Tourism contributed a record $44.1 billion to the Garden State's economy in 2016, according to the lieutenant governor. The state logged 98 million visitors, an increase of 3.3 percent over 2015.
Tourism has big economic impact, board hears
from The Dispatch
"The payoff is $188 per household in Davidson County," Bivens said. "Each household saved on their taxes because of tourism. Tourism is absolutely economic development; it brings money to our town."
Boom, bust & the travel ban
from NPR's 1A
"In this situation the combination of the of the fall off from the wall and the travel ban both threaten reputation, that's why we have to go above and beyond to welcome people," said Jonathan Grella.
4 easy travel resolutions for the new year (and how to keep them)
from TravelPulse via The Pantagrap
According to Project: Time Off, Americans left more than 600 million vacation days unused in 2015. The top reason for not taking vacation was fear of work waiting when you return. Put that fear aside and block your dates.
U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways back in April 2017
Daily Getaways is making a comeback on April 10, with a preview of this year's program available on April 3. The program is run by the U.S. Travel Association and offers up to 60 percent off travel deals.
Visitation to America's National Parks hits record highs for 3rd consecutive year
from St. George News
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hailed 331 million recreation visits to America’s national parks in 2016—a third consecutive all-time attendance record for the National Park Service.
Washington wants to halt the downsizing of airline seats
The SEAT Act of 2017 would task the Federal Aviation Administration with the additional responsibility of setting minimum limits on the width of an airplane seat as well as a minimum distance between rows.
1,650+ buyers and press are heading to IPW. Are you?
from U.S. Travel Association
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