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U.S. Travel pushes JOLT Act with video testimonials
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The Jobs Originating through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act has been languishing in Congress for several years. In an effort to finally get it passed, the U.S. Travel Association recently launched a video campaign on Capitol Hill, distributing video testimonials from travel leaders advocating for the bill and urging its swift passage.
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US economy saw modest growth in 2nd quarter
The Associated Press via CBS Money Watch
After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy rebounded in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade. The Commerce Department says the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter, up from a 0.6 percent first quarter increase
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Leisure travel heats up; hotels see benefits
Hotel News Now
American leisure travelers are looking to take more trips, have longer stays and spend more money on travel and accommodations, according to research by Phocuswright. "We now have the largest pool in the U.S. of leisure travelers since prerecession," Marcello Gasdia, director of consumer research at Phocuswright, said during a webinar discussing the company's soon-to-be-released research data on leisure travel.
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  A Summer of Excitement in Odessa!

There's always something fun to do in Odessa and summer is especially exciting. Events like Hot Summer Nights Concerts, Firecracker Fandango and Rock the Desert Christian Music Festival are just a few great reasons to bring the entire family to Odessa. Plus, there's great area sports and recreation, exciting entertainment, delicious dining and outstanding accommodations. You'll find spectacular summer fun in Odessa!

The video tech that connects travelers virtually with destinations in real time
Georama is a new video technology platform that connects large audiences — such as a ballroom full of meeting attendees or thousands of individual travelers online simultaneously at home — with a remote group of people traveling around a destination almost anywhere in the world in real time.
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  24th Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Races

LakeFest August 7-9, transforms Lake Marble Falls into a liquid quarter-mile “racetrack” and the banks of the lake into a thrilling three-day boat race party.

4 charts that show the growth of mobile search by leisure travelers
Leisure travelers want to feel confident they've found the lowest price when they turn to search engines on mobile and desktop to compare travel. Compiled from several data sources, Bing looked at how search engine usage among leisure travelers stacks up to brand sites and mobile apps.
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Big Data unravels best time to target travelers with marketing
More fuel for the marketer’s engine with some major crunching of numbers to understand the differences in the booking behavior of travelers. In particular, programmatic marketing specialist Rocket Fuel analyzed data from more than 240,000 travelers (generating collectively some 1.2 million product conversions) to establish what motivates luxury and non-luxury travelers (based on their hotel of choice) when booking and leading up to taking a trip.
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