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As 2014 comes to a close, the U.S. Travel Association would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the U.S. Travel News Brief a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 7.

Obama promotes foreign tourism in upstate NY
from The Washington Post on May 28
President Obama promoted the United States as a premier destination for international travelers, casting travel as a job-creating industry than can offer a needed boost to a recovering economy.
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'How do you Chicago?': 2014 IPW travel executives are about to find out
from Chicago Business Journal from April 2
The U.S. Travel Association's upcoming 2014 IPW confab is supposed to be primarily about bringing more tourists to the U.S. — and Chicago in particular. But along with the travel deals expected to be inked during the event that runs from April 5 through 9 at McCormick Place, plenty of partying will be part of the mix.
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Air travel passengers crave efficiency most of all
from Roll Call from June 25
Is Congress even trying to fix the right problem? Has anyone actually asked consumers what's most important to them when it comes to air travel? The U.S. Travel Association did. The results are surprising.
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Solid results strengthen case for Brand USA
from Travel Weekly from Feb. 26
Although the future of Brand USA remains subject to review, the destination marketing organization is upbeat as it confirmed that it is delivering on its major objectives, with Australia a standout performer.
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Airport confidential: Inside the strange world of airlines
from Time on Feb. 26
Tim Campbell, senior vice president of air operations for American Airlines, is staring at a diagram of the Charlotte, North Carolina, airport. It shows the position of the carrier's jets on the tarmac — the flights that haven't already been canceled, that is — and how quickly they're getting through deicing stations, since a traffic jam will slow everything down.
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Gov. Scott seeks record $100 million to promote Florida tourism
from WFOR-TV from Jan. 15
Gov. Rick Scott will seek $100 million to help bring 100 million visitors a year to the Sunshine State. Scott announced recently that he intends to ask the Legislature for the record amount of funding for Visit Florida, the state’s tourism-promotion arm, in the 2014 budget.
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U.S. will augment Ebola screenings for airline passengers in U.S. and Africa
from The Washington Post from Oct. 8
President Obama said the U.S. government would increase passenger screenings in the U.S. and Africa to detect the Ebola virus, even as he resisted calls to impose a ban on those traveling from the three countries most affected by the outbreak.
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House Votes to Renew Brand USA
from Meetings & Conventions from July 23
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation that pays clear dividends for the U.S. economy: extending Brand USA and the work it does to attract international travelers and their dollars to America
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U.S. Travel Association's IPW event's economic impact four times greater than Super Bowl
from Trade Show News Network from Feb. 5
The estimated economic impact of U.S. Travel Association's IPW, formerly known as International Pow Wow, is four times that of the Super Bowl. Bringing 6,000 travel buyers, suppliers and media to a host city for three days filled with upwards of 90,000 one-on-one business appointments, the three-day event packs an economic wallop that extends far into the future.
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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand
from Los Angeles Times on June 4
Americans will spend an average of $1,246 per person on summer vacations — about $100 more than last year, according to an online survey of 1,500 adults by American Express.
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