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Richmond, Va., makes a bold appeal for L.G.B.T. tourists
from New York Times
A regional tourism organization is now echoing the process a person goes through in coming out to present a city as a welcoming destination for L.G.B.T. visitors.
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Meetings mean business
from Corporate & Incentive Travel
“For the first time, we have all of the different industry leaders, representing all of the different sectors, united behind a single, proactive campaign,” said U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow.
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Report: Infrastructure investment will boost jobs, growth and wages
from The Hill
Boosting long-term investment for the nation’s aging infrastructure will grow jobs, the economy and wages, a new study showed on Tuesday.
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Brand USA announces 'Market the Welcome' campaign during World Routes 2014 in Chicago
from Travel Pulse
Brand USA, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Aviation, Choose Chicago and Discover Illinois unveils a new ”Market the Welcome” experience targeting international travelers.
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    Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather (The Washington Post)
The grind of air travel: Where did it all go wrong? (USA TODAY)
The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing security, promoting prosperity (The Heritage Foundation)
Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to U.S. in 2015 (The Economic Times)
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House unanimously votes to cut TSA security fees
from Roll Call
Travel industry leaders are applauding a unanimous House vote Wednesday to roll back Transportation Security Administration fees.
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Business travelers find turning trips into vacations has its perks
from Skift
With vacation time at a premium, some executives are extending their business travel to explore their destination or see family and friends. Hotels are listening and offering amenities to accommodate them.
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MasterCard's 'One More Day' idealizes vacation
from Media Post
The travel-focused campaign, “One More Day,” invites consumers to make a social pledge to take #OneMoreDay of vacation to travel, to spend time with family and friends, and to experience new things.
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The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing security, promoting prosperity
The Heritage Foundation
The Visa Waiver Program is a valuable tool supporting U.S. tourism and trade, public diplomacy and national security.

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The grind of air travel: Where did it all go wrong?
USA TODAY
Many Americans would agree that flying has become an experience to be endured rather than enjoyed. And if the flying experience has declined, some say civility among travelers has gone down right along with it.

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather
The Washington Post
Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September through November.

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Jihadists with European passports spur closer look at Visa Waiver Program
from Roll Call
“What we support is taking a more measured and thoughtful approach to strengthening the security in the Visa Waiver Program,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungár, vice president of government affairs at the U.S. Travel Association.
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Minimum wage battle: Travel industry flexes its political muscle
from NBC News
A survey released last week by the American Hotel & Lodging Association asserts the hospitality industry provides "good high-paying jobs with benefits" and "flexible hours and continuing education opportunities."
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97%. How's that for an approval rating?
from U.S. Travel Association
Travel suppliers call IPW “invaluable” and the “most important show of the year.” Join them on the show floor at IPW, May 30-June 3, 2015. When we asked IPW suppliers to rate the overall quality of buyers they met and did business with, 97 percent called IPW buyers good, very good or excellent. Register now to see what all the buzz is about!
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