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U.S. Travel welcomes FAA extension, urges further action
from Travel Pulse
While the travel community is grateful to leaders for ensuring FAA operations continue without interruption, it urges a comprehensive bill that tackles infrastructure and fosters choice for travelers by restoring air travel competition.
Tourists hang in the balance as government mulls shutdown
If there is a partial shutdown, it would cost the U.S. travel sector at least $185 million per day in lost economic output, U.S. Travel Association economists estimate. That could also lead to the loss of 530,000 travel-related jobs due to temporary layoffs, reduced wages and fewer hours worked.
Chinese tourists will spend $229 billion abroad in 2015
from The Wall Street Journal
China's tourists are coming to a country near you with open wallets. Despite an economic slowdown, China's tourists are set to hit the roads and skies this week to celebrate their country's birthday.
Vacations said to benefit employers as well as workers
from Travel Weekly
The message at Project: Time Off's Upside of Downtime Forum was clear: Americans are leaving more vacation time on the table than ever, and that is hurting themselves and their employers.
Include Poland in the Visa Waiver Program
from Roll Call
Including Poland in the VWP will improve the security relationship between the U.S. and Poland while strengthening the economies of both countries.
Explore the raw beauty of one of North America's last frontiers, Baja California, Mexico. This is a one of a kind guided tour that will take you from Los Angeles to the tip of the peninsula in Cabo San Lucas. It’s the perfect winter getaway. Not to be missed!
Airlines expect high demand for new routes between U.S. and Cuba
from Los Angeles Times
Industry experts say U.S. airlines are eager to begin regular flights to the island nation, serving routes that are sure to be in high demand, particularly from Cuban Americans around Miami and Los Angeles.
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Share the love: Travelers, suppliers and agents are giving back
from Travel Weekly
More than half of traveling Americans have given money, time or goods in support of the communities they visited over the past two years.
Why skipping vacation is bad for your kids
from Travel Pulse
Adults aren't the only ones who love a vacation. While it may surprise some, children also value time away from home, where they can connect with their family.
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How investment in transportation infrastructure boosts productivity
from The Hill
The nation's transportation network functions as a virtual conveyor belt for American manufacturing, and when that conveyor belt slows down, so does our economy. And right now, it is operating much slower than it needs to.
5 charts showing the state of family travel in the U.S
Parents want to create lasting memories of perfect summer vacations or weekend escapes with their children, and a new study shows how U.S. families are doing that.
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the billion opportunities brought about by the tourism sector
from Travel Daily News
Under the theme 'One billion tourists, one billion opportunities', World Tourism Day 2015 emphasized the impact of the sector on economic growth, job creation and development.
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Nation's rail service is threatened as deadline for safety system looms
from The New York Times
Even after spending nearly $6 billion, the rail industry says it will not be able to meet its year-end government-imposed deadline to install a system known as positive train control.
Carnival creates cruise industry's largest WiFi networks
Think of the possibilities with fast and furious WiFi speeds passengers will never experience downtown on a cruise. The options are endless: selfies, Facebook and Twitter posts, constant Instagramming, emails and much more.
Environment: Volunteers are all in for National Public Lands Day
from The Press Enterprise
Across the nation about 170,000 men, women and children were expected to take part in the National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26—what government officials call the largest volunteer effort dedicated to the conservation of public lands in the U.S.
Join industry colleagues. Be a part of a unified voice for travel on Capitol Hill.
from U.S. Travel Association
Save the date for Destination Capitol Hill, March 16-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. At travel's premier legislative fly-in, you'll not only learn about upcoming legislation that impacts the industry, but you'll also meet face-to-face with elected officials to communicate the power of travel and tourism in their own districts. U.S. Travel will provide you with everything needed to go into your meetings with confidence. We'll host educational webinars prior to the event, coordinate your meetings and provide a personalized schedule. Registration opens December 7.
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