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Government shutdown would cost U.S. travel economy at least $185M per day
from Meetings and Conventions
A federal government shutdown would cost the U.S. travel sector at least $185 million per day in economic output due to lost activity and would affect 530,000 travel-related jobs.
Commentary: Why America needs NextGen
from Air Transport World
NextGen is improving aviation safety, security, efficiency, quality and affordability using new ground- and satellite-based communications, navigation and surveillance technologies to accommodate and encourage growth in air transportation.
Convention center hotels: If they build it, will you come?
from Associations Now
Cities looking to expand their convention presence are finding that the missing link to more event business is the number of available hotel rooms.
Airplanes' space wars are shifting to the human rights front
from The Washington Post
Do you have the right to room on a plane? If you answered "no," you're probably with the majority of American travelers. After all, airlines are private companies, and you always have the option of paying more for an upgraded seat, don't you?
Top 5 things every working parent should know about their kids
from Project: Time Off Blog
It's no secret that Americans, working parents or not, are bad about using the vacation time that they've earned. But just how heavy a toll America's Lost Week takes on children may be a surprise for all working parents.
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TSA ends Precheck free rides with shut down of managed inclusion program
As of this week, the agency is finally drawing its managed inclusion program to a close, meaning only those who have officially signed up for Pre✓ can enjoy expedited services.
Bus travel: Just sit back and enjoy the ride
from Chicago Tribune
A recent study states that bus travel is expanding during high-traffic holiday travel periods and that the general expansion of bus travel fosters economic development in the downtowns of major cities.
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Railroads years behind schedule on automating trains
from The Hill
Most major railroads are one to five years behind schedule on automating trains, which they are mandated to do by the end of the year.
Solo travelers get help avoiding single supplement on tours, cruises
from Los Angeles Times
For years, true solo travel got no respect from the industry. That is about to change.
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Will I need a passport for domestic travel in the U.S. in 2016?
Four states and one U.S. territory have driver licenses that don't measure up to the Department of Homeland Security's standards.
Celebrate World Tourism Day: 1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion Opportunities
from World Tourism Day
September 27, 2015, marks World Tourism Day, an opportunity to celebrate the transformative potential of 1 billion tourists. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #1billiontourists and include the event's official logo and shareable images in your social media messaging. Learn more at www.wtd.unwto.org.
U.S. workers explain why they don't vacation
Labor Day has come and gone, and many American workers haven't taken a single vacation day this year. Even worse, some don't plan to.
Tourism Cares: National Park Service Volunteer Program
from Tourism Cares
Are you looking to give back to the travel community? In celebration with the National parks Service centennial in 2016, Tourism Cares has launched a campaign to preserve and enrich our national parks. Check out Tourism Cares to learn more about several upcoming volunteer opportunities across the United States.
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