Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel Tumbles While Domestic Leisure Travel Remains Strong
U.S. Travel Association | May 9, 2019
WASHINGTON (May 9, 2019) — Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.0% year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 111th straight month of overall expansion. However, this growth was dampened by the news that international inbound travel fell a whopping 5.4% year-over-year in March—after edging down just 0.2% in February. The sharp decline in international inbound travel in March was likely due to the timing of Easter, which fell on April 1 last year and April 21 this year; the holiday has historically been a peak travel time for visito...
National Travel and Tourism Office | April 29, 2019
The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) has completed posting of the 2017 states, cities, regions visited by overseas travelers and profiles to the website on the Inbound Travel to the U.S. page. NTTO's page contains 24 country profiles, 10 regional profiles and eight sector/activity profiles for 2017, containing characteristics based on SIAT passenger responses and visitor spending reports. The 'profile' format and content have been totally redesigned. We have moved from a static PDF format with year-over-year only data to an Excel format spanning over 20-years of data! Note: the Excel sheet can be opened-up (unhide hidden co...
U.S. Travel Association | September 5, 2018
WASHINGTON (September 5, 2018)—The U.S. Travel Association, joined by CEOs of 13 member companies, met Tuesday at the White House with the president of the United States and senior administration officials. The president and industry leaders discussed travel's essential contributions to the U.S. economy and job creation, and the importance of international inbound travel to trade deficit reduction. "Our discussion with the president was simple: a strong flow of international business and leisure travelers into the U.S. reduces the trade deficit and creates an outsize number of American jobs," said Roger Dow, presiden...
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow Says Addressing Falling Inbound Travel Needs to Become a National Priority
U.S. Travel Association | November 29, 2017
Latest Gov. Data Showing 3.9 Percent Slide Raises Alarm Over Jobs, Exports WASHINGTON (November 29, 2017)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacted to new government data showing a 3.9 percent overall decline in international inbound travel to the U.S. through June of this year: "The latest government travel data is deeply concerning not just to our industry, but to anyone who cares about the economic well-being of the United States. Travel is our country's No. 2 export and supports more than 15 million American jobs. "These numbers are an undeniable wake-up call, and correcting this troubling ...
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