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National Tourism Strategy aims to make visiting U.S. easier
from The Washington Diplomat
"The fastest way to grow our international inbound travel is by increasing the Visa Waiver Program," said Patricia Rojas-Ungár, vice president of government relations at U.S. Travel. "We'd like to see new countries added to the program, such as Brazil, Croatia, Israel and Poland."
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Spending your vacation days is good for America
from CBS News
Taking a holiday makes us better at our jobs. It gives us a chance to unplug and reboot. However, the average American worker leaves four vacation days unused.
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TSA's PreCheck flier program hits 500,000 enrollment mark
from The Indianapolis Star
VideoBriefJust nine months after rolling out the PreCheck program for the public, the TSA said it hit the 500,000 mark for enrolled travelers.
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    Hit the reset button in your brain (The New York Times)
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Obama's vacations in line with average American
from Las Vegas Review-Journal
President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation, this year as most Americans do.
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Lobbyists prepare for 'two-week sprint'
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With only two weeks left on the calendar before lawmakers leave Washington to campaign full-time, lobbyists are limbering up for a two-week dash that could determine whether their clients win big after the election.
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With FAA reauthorization ahead, new advocacy group backs infrastructure spending
from Roll Call
As Congress moves toward reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration next year, a new group called Travelers' Voice is joining the fray to urge Congress to spend more money on aviation and airport infrastructure.
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How to continue growth of tourism industry
from MCall
You might be surprised to learn that overseas tourists (travelers from countries other than Canada or Mexico), on average, spend more than $4,000 on any visit to our country. That's money that goes right into our hotels, restaurants, destinations and attractions.
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Federal per diem rates unchanged for 2015
Travel Weekly
The U.S. General Services Administration left unchanged standard lodging and meal per diem rates for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1.

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Hit the reset button in your brain
The New York Times
The summer vacation is more than a quaint tradition. Along with family time, mealtime and weekends, it is an important way that we can make the most of our beautiful brains.

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House to vote on tourism promotion effort — with deficit reduction bonus
Roll Call
The next time you overhear French tourists visiting your city or town, don't forget to say "Merci beaucoup" to them for doing their part in deficit reduction.

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An 'I'm Stuck' app for jammed holiday travel
from The Philadelphia Inquirer
While travel is good for the economy, thousands will be frustrated by longer travel times, congestion, delays, and the lack of alternative transportation options.
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A brief guide to understanding Chinese tourists
from Hawaii Business
Of the 97.3 million Chinese who went abroad in 2013, 115,823 came to Hawaii — almost double the number in 2010.
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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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