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U.S. Travel cheers Trans-Pacific Partnership
from Travel Weekly
After years of negotiations, an agreement was reached Monday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that will be a boon to the travel industry, said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.
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Senate bill filed to expand Visa Waiver Program
from The Hill
Lawmakers in the Senate are moving to expand a visa program that allows for easy entry into the U.S. while also strengthening security.
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Free day for seniors at national parks
from USA TODAY
The National Park Service is encouraging senior citizens to enjoy the outdoors. On October 8, all national parks will grant complimentary access to seniors 62 and older.
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North American hotels experiencing heavy business
from TravelPulse
Despite recent volatility in the stock market, the coming months appear to be promising for North American hotels.
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Obama pitches TPP to business leaders
from The Hill
President Obama pitched a sweeping trans-Pacific trade agreement to 19 business leaders, kicking off a months-long campaign to show Congress and the public the benefits of TPP.
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As infrastructure creaks, Congress dithers
from The Wall Street Journal
In July, Congress failed to pass a long-term highway bill to make improvements in the nation's transportation system.
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Heller introduces visa waiver reforms
from Las Vegas Review-Journal
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller introduced legislation last week that could be a boon to tourism. In what is being billed as a "jolt" for travel-related jobs, the Nevada Republican wants to streamline the visa application system for foreign tourists seeking to visit Nevada and other tourist destinations.
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TSA pre-screening centers add hours so more people can speed through airport security
from The Washington Post
More than 1.5 million travelers have signed up for PreCheck, the screening program that streamlines the security checkpoint process at airports. The Transportation Security Administration hopes to add more to the ranks.
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Project: Time Off's Upside of Downtime Forum
from GlobetrottingMama
Blogger and traveler, Heather Greenwood Davis, shares highlights from Project: Time Off's recent Upside of Downtime Forum.
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Amtrak launches its first new brand campaign in 15 years
from Skift
Amtrak launched its first new brand campaign in 15 years last month to remind people that the rail service network extends across America and not just the popular Northeast U.S. corridor.
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How hotels are catering to multigenerational travelers
from Skift
The words "multigenerational" and "millennial" have at least two things in common: They both begin with the letter M, and they are both key in defining the travel industry.
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Vacation: It works
from AFAR Magazine
The United States is the only developed country not to require employers to provide paid time off, and according to a study by Oxford Economics, Americans are using less vacation time than ever.
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IMEX America partner events help to bring meetings industry together in Las Vegas
from International Meetings Review
IMEX America will take place in Las Vegas, October 13-15, again bringing the U.S. and global meetings industry together.
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