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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 ...

U.S. Travel to International Destinations Increased Nine Percent in 2017

September 10, 2018

The U.S. resident outbound market reached record 87.7 million travelers in 2017, up nine percent from 2016. The 'outbound' market has been strong since 2014 (see graph, above). Travel to overseas countries (38.3. million, a record) increased nine percent. Travel to Mexico (35.1 million), singly the largest outbound market (market share 40 percent), was up 12 percent and set a record. Travel to Canada (14.3 million) was up three percent. The top overseas regions were Europe, up 15 percent, and the Caribbean, up 10 percent. The top overseas countries visited by U.S. residents in 2017 were the United Kingdom (3.8 million), Dominican Republ...

Industry Execs Talk International Travel With President Trump, Senior Aides

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 Honors Tourism Marketers at ESTO

the U.S. Travel Association | August 16, 2018

PHOENIX (August 16, 2018)—The U.S. Travel Association announced the recipients of the 2018 Mercury and Destiny Awards and the State Tourism Director of the Year at its 35th annual ESTO conference (the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations), held here August 11-14. Twenty-six U.S. Travel member organizations were honored for excellence and creative accomplishments in destination marketing and inspiring the continued development of imaginative promotional programs. Mercury and Destiny Awards A full list of the Mercury and Destiny Award recipients is available online. The Destiny Awards recognize excellence in destination mar...

Summer In The City: Marriott International Study Finds Cities Top the List for Vacation Plans

Marriott International, Inc. | May 16, 2018

New York City, Orlando and Chicago top travelers' lists; Children ages 6-12 have greatest involvement in picking trip destinations If your summer vacation this year brings you to a big city, lasts for four days, and includes a destination that your son or daughter picked, don't be surprised. Marriott International's newly released Second Annual U.S. Summer Travel Trends Report says that travelers are favoring cities over beaches in Summer 2018 and planning to take an average of two trips. And among families with children, it's becoming more common for the kids to pick the destination, the report shows. "Pack your walking shoes because f...

Travel Trends Index: International Sector Powers Strong Overall Finish to Q1

U.S. Travel Association | May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2018)—Travel to and within the United States was up 3.4 percent year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—marking the industry's 99th straight month of overall expansion. The March TTI generated some eye-catching numbers, mainly due to the earlier timing of Easter (April 1). Higher volumes of international travelers tend to visit the U.S. close to that holiday, while domestic business travel typically falls, according to U.S. Travel researchers. Accordingly, international inbound travel to the U.S. registered eye-popping 11 percent year-ove...

U.S. Travel Unveils Tool to Measure Tourism’s Impact on State Economies

U.S. Travel | March 8, 2018

Increases or decreases in visitors can have a significant impact on public services WASHINGTON (March 8, 2018)—Amid calls by some state lawmakers to cut state and destination marketing budgets, the U.S. Travel Association today released the Travel Economic Impact Calculator (TEIC), a tool designed to show the direct impact of an increase or decrease in traveler spending on a state's economy—and how travel-generated tax revenues directly supports public sector jobs—like firefighters, police officers and public school teachers. Travel promotion plays an integral role in driving tourism to destinations. Increased inv...

U.S. Citizen International Travel Increased 13 Percent in November 2017

February 14, 2018

U.S. outbound totaled 79.8 million so far in 2017, up 10 percent for the year Strong Growth to Europe, Mexico, Oceania and Africa; Solid Growth to Other Regions November 2017/2016 Comparisons U.S. travel to all international regions totaled 6.5 million in November, up 13 percent. U.S. travel to overseas markets (1) totaled 2.7 million, up nine percent in November and up 10 percent for the year (35.1 million). Regional results for the month were as follows: Europe, 929,000 travelers, up 15 percent Caribbean, 567,000 travelers, up four percent Asia, 508,000 travelers, up six percent Central America, 217,000 travelers, up seven percen...

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