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Reauthorization of Brand USA will pay off big for hotels
from Lodging
Tourism, particularly international tourism, plays a tremendous role in sustaining our economy — a role that President Obama highlighted in a recent speech in Cooperstown, N.Y., where he cited the $1.5 trillion in total economic activity resulting from travel and tourism in 2013.
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Check-in with Roger Dow
from U.S. Travel Association
Get caught up from the past week with U.S. Travel's President and CEO Roger Dow. Watch as he highlights the recent exciting travel news and updates in Washington.
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An easy way to boost tourism
from Crain's New York Business
Why would anyone want to limit the number of visitors from Brazil, Israel, Poland and other U.S.-friendly countries with hordes of wealthy travelers eager to spend their money here?
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Travel employment up in July
from Successful Meetings
Travel industry employment achieved another record high last month, according to U.S. Travel, adding 6,500 direct jobs in July and totaling 63,800 jobs for the first seven months of 2014.
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    NOLA steps in to host major travel trade show (New Orleans City Business)
'Seamless mobility': Not there yet, but will pay off once we arrive (Roll Call)
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approves Brand USA reauthorization (International Meetings Review)
Airports go to the dogs to help frazzled fliers (USA TODAY)

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An end to free rides through speedier PreCheck security
from The New York Times
If you've grown accustomed to being waved through the PreCheck security lanes at the airport without having paid to enroll in the popular program, time is running out.
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Advocating for Brand USA and infrastructure improvements
from PCMA
"It's crucial that we continue to advocate for Brand USA. It's critical that we have a seat at the table," said U.S. Travel Senior Director of National Council Relations Nan Marchand Beauvois.
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U.S. moves closer to formal rules barring in-flight cellphone calls
from The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. government is getting closer to its final word on whether to allow cellphone calls on airplanes. And that word appears to be "no."
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Latest research: Why everyone should take vacation
from The Washington Post
We Americans work hard. Weekends are more like workends. We sleep with our smartphones. And we think vacations are for wimps. So we don't take them. Or take work along with us if we do.
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Vacation equality project brings attention to inequality of paid vacation
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The U.S. is the only advanced economy with no guaranteed minimum vacation time, with one in four working Americans having no paid time off at all.

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NOLA steps in to host major travel trade show
New Orleans City Business
Miami's loss is New Orleans' gain as the Crescent City is stepping in to host the largest travel industry trade show in North America.

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Air travel passengers crave efficiency most of all
Roll Call
Is Congress even trying to fix the right problem? Has anyone actually asked consumers what's most important to them when it comes to air travel? The U.S. Travel Association did. The results are surprising.

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Five reasons you're wrong about Africa
from LinkedIn
Arne Sorenson will soon join 200 CEOs from the U.S. and Africa, nearly 50 African leaders and President Obama in Washington to discuss global investment in Africa.
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How not to get lampooned on a political vacation
from POLITICO
It's vacation season, and for many politicians, both on and off the ballot this year, that means careful calculations about whether to take time off, how much time to take and where to go.
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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill sets up conflict with the House
from NPR
A short-term fix for the nearly empty Highway Trust Fund is a step closer to President Obama's desk. Congress has been talking about the long-term problems with the construction account, but the two chambers have not agreed on a long-term solution.
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Floor space for IPW 2015 is selling fast!
from U.S. Travel Association
IPW Orlando, May 30-June 3, is certain to sell out. Register now to lock in early savings and receive priority appointment scheduling.What's the benefit of waiting 'til the last minute? Contact Krista Roepke with questions.
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