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Travel Trends Index: Domestic, Int’l Demand Expected to Drag Over Next Six Months

U.S. Travel Association | July 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2019) — Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 113th straight month of overall expansion. While this is up slightly from April's 3.0% overall growth, the Leading Travel Index (LTI) predicts travel growth will soften through November 2019 as all travel segments experience softer growth. International travel grew only 1.2% in May, following three months of wide fluctuations due to the timing of Easter, which has historically been a peak travel time for visitors to the U.S. Over the next six mo...

U.S. Travel Community Reacts to Falling Travel From China

U.S. Travel Association | May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (May 29, 2019) — U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Chinese travel to the U.S. has fallen sharply, according to U.S. government data. See also U.S. Travel's latest International Inbound Travel Market Report for China. "The difficulty with trade skirmishes is that the unintended consequences are hard to predict, and we were concerned from the start that tensions with China might affect business and other travel to the U.S. "The irony is that travel exports have been the greatest success story of our trade ...

New Study: Travel Jobs Outpace Manufacturing, Health Care in Opportunity and Future Wages

U.S. Travel Association | May 7, 2019

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2019) — Travel industry jobs lead to higher wages and a permanent foothold for financial success, outpacing compensation in both manufacturing and health care, according to the U.S. Travel Association's Made in America: Travel's Contribution to Workforce Development. U.S. Travel released the study against the backdrop of the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. The report—the second in U.S. Travel's "Made in America" series spotlighting the importance of travel for the U.S. economy—finds travel industry jobs are providing a path to prosperity for millions of Americans. ...

U.S. Travel Assn. Welcomes Destination DC President and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson II as National Chair

U.S. Travel Association | February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2019)— The U.S. Travel Association on Thursday announced the election of Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of Destination DC, as its new national chair. Ferguson, who served on the board for seven years, succeeds Wyndham Hotels and Resorts' president and CEO Geoff Ballotti. "Elliott is a leader with vision and skill, as evidenced by his organization's successful positioning of the District as a foremost destination for domestic and international travelers alike," said U.S. Travel Association president and CEO Roger Dow. "Elliott's track record as a guardian of the travel ...

Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel Growth Projected to Fizzle in First Half of 2019

U.S. Travel Association | January 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (January 8, 2019)—Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0 percent year-over-year in November, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 107th straight month of overall expansion. But the growth of both international and domestic travel are projected to decelerate in the first few months of 2019, owing to a number of worrying trends. Though international inbound travel grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in November—higher than the sluggish 2.4 percent figure for October—the Leading Travel Index (LTI) projects growth in that segment to slow to ...

U.S. Travel Election Reax

U.S. Travel Association | November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (November 7, 2018)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the election results: "As the election concludes, our work only accelerates: connecting with the roughly one-quarter of Congress that is new, to educate them on the $2.4 trillion economic impact and $77 billion trade surplus travel and tourism generate for this country, and the policy priorities that will make those numbers even greater. "We have long stressed that travel is not a red or blue issue—it's a red, white and blue opportunity. Our approach might change slightly depending upon who's ...

Travel Trends Index: Domestic Market Softens; Storm Clouds Gather for International

U.S. Travel Association | November 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (November 6, 2018)— Travel to and within the U.S. grew 1.6 percent year-over-year in September, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 105th straight month of overall expansion. But U.S. Travel economists add several strong caveats to the overall positive trend. Growth in domestic travel is leveling off, for example. That segment had been strong in recent months, buoyed by robust consumer spending and consumer confidence reaching heights last seen in 2000. Business travel, which registered a faster rate of growth than leisure travel in August, app...

Travel Trends Index: Domestic Travel a Bright Spot, but Int’l Inbound Projected to Decelerate

the U.S. Travel Association | October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2018)— Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.8 percent year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 104th straight month of overall expansion. Despite the positive trend, U.S. Travel economists remain wary that the decelerated rate of international inbound travel will cause the U.S. to fall even further behind its global competitors. Most notable in the TTI is the strength of domestic leisure and business travel, supported by strong consumer spending and consumer confidence reaching heights last seen in 2000. Both do...


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