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U.S. airlines seek federal help in dogfight with Persian Gulf carriers
from The Washington Post
In an unprecedented ask, U.S. airlines aim to block competition by breaking Open Skies agreements, despite foreign policy and security concerns.
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How the tourism industry is adapting to a millennial mindset
from World Economic Forum
Governments need to develop a more streamlined, collaborative approach to global travel.
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U.S. among world's most competitive travel and tourism economies
from TravelPulse
The U.S. is one of the top five economies in the world most ready for tourism, according to the latest Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report.
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Don't stifle flight choices at OIA
from Orlando Sentinel
Regulators shouldn't stifle international air travel under pressure from the Big Three U.S. carriers.
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More visitors, more exports—U.S. trade agreements matter to the travel economy
from Meetings and Conventions
Most people and policymakers don't think of travel as an export, but in fact, travel is America's second-largest industry export, generating $221 billion in 2014 alone.
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Keep skies open and competition thriving
from The Hill
If airlines are flying high on record profits, why are they working to block new competition, limit traveler choice and reduce capacity in key markets?
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Nuisance or nefarious? Airline fees push the limits
from USA TODAY
Is the number of complaints about nuisance airline fees on the rise?
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Is "out of office" a myth?
from Association for Talent Development
Because so many people respond to emails while on vacation, their co-workers have learned that "out of office" doesn’t really mean "unavailable."
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It's Infrastructure Week: more potholes than tax dollars to fill them
from NPR
This is National Infrastructure Week, and there is added urgency this year as federal highway building money is set to run out.
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Lower gas prices likely to produce a lot more Memorial Day travelers
from Consumer Affairs
Gasoline prices vary state-to-state but most drivers will likely see the lowest Memorial Day pump prices in at least five years.
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Record number of communities celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week
from Successful Meetings
Destination marketers in more than 400 U.S. cities—a record number—planned events this week to mark National Travel and Tourism Week.
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2015 U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders
from U.S. Travel Association
Nominations for the 2015 U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders are due this Friday, May 15. Candidates should be "individuals who have made sustained, noteworthy contributions that have had a positive impact on the broad travel and tourism industry." Simply provide a current biography of the individual you wish to nominate, along with a completed nomination form by Friday, May 15.
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ESTO 2015: Act quickly to take advantage of early bird rates
from U.S. Travel Association
Attendance for the can't-miss destination marketing event of the year is already on pace to break records! Come to Portland, Ore., August 23-25, for ESTO (Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), where you'll join author Cheryl Strayed, economist Anirban Basu, Nike executive Patty Ross and many more inspiring speakers. Join us and save up to $110…but only if you register by May 22.
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