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Workers Who Start in Travel and Tourism Achieve Higher Peak Salary Than Most Industries

U.S. Travel Association | August 28, 2017

Rising domestic travel fuels economic recovery, creation of promising career paths and small business growth; heartland states and major cities alike benefit from international visitation MINNEAPOLIS (August 28, 2017)—As record numbers of Americans hit the road for Labor Day, a new study shows that travel is one of the most potent job creators of any American industry. "Travel: America's Unsung Hero of Job Creation" analyzes data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to showcase the significant economic power of the travel industry in America—particularly the quality of the industry's jobs, and the large number that are c...

Travel Trends Index: Int’l Travel to U.S. Continues Strong Showing Post-Executive Order

U.S. Travel Association | July 6, 2017

Visits to the U.S. from abroad grew again in May; both domestic and international travel remain strong, though with a future slowdown projected WASHINGTON (July 6, 2017)—International travel continued to defy the expectations of many in May 2017, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), posting its 13th straight month of year-over-year growth. International travel to the U.S. grew 5.2 percent in May versus the same month in 2016. In fact, the latest TTI even revised upward (to 6.6 percent) its positive international travel figure from April—the first month of data to begin fully reflec...

U.S. Travel Industry Rallies Behind Brand USA

U.S. Travel Association | June 6, 2017

300-plus travel businesses and organizations sign letter to Congress extolling agency's benefits; For every $1 spent on marketing, Brand USA adds $27 to U.S. economy WASHINGTON (June 6, 2017)—The U.S. travel industry is rallying around Brand USA, after President Trump's budget proposal eliminating funding for the agency charged with marketing the U.S. around the world. In a letter delivered to key congressional committees, the U.S. Travel Association—along with more than 300 travel businesses, associations, and destination marketing organizations—highlighted Brand USA's new return-on-investment numbers, and the agency...

International Travel to U.S. Finally Returns to Pre-9/11 Levels

U.S. Travel Association | February 8, 2017

International travel's share of U.S. exports rises to $247 billion, the highest level since 2000, according to new Commerce Department data WASHINGTON (February 8, 2017)—International travel's share of total U.S. exports reached 11.2 percent in 2016, according to U.S. Travel Association analysis of the latest Department of Commerce data. This is the sector's highest share since 2000, just before fallout from the September 11, 2001 attacks caused U.S. market share to plummet versus other global destinations. Travel exports edged up 0.4 percent in 2016 to a record $247 billion. By comparison, overall U.S. exports decline...

Visit California’s Beteta and Hilton Worldwide’s Nassetta Receive Travel Industry’s Highest Honor

U.S. Travel Association | November 21, 2016

Both leaders inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders during a dinner celebrating the association's 75th anniversary WASHINGTON (November 21, 2016)—Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, were inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders, at a dinner marking the association's 75th anniversary. Beteta and Nassetta will join 92 previously inducted industry luminaries in the Hall of Leaders, which was established in 1969. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow presents Beteta and Nassetta with the Hall of Le...

Utah’s Vicki Varela Named 2016 State Tourism Director of the Year by U.S. Travel Association

ESTO | August 31, 2016

Carla Fiorita of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Named the 2016 DMO Rising Star of the Year BOCA RATON, FLA (August 31, 2016)—Winners of the 2016 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference held August 27-30 in Boca Raton, Fla. Twenty-eight U.S. Travel members were honored for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing, and inspiring the continued development of imaginative promotional programs. Mercury and Destiny Awards The Destiny Awards recognize excellence in destinati...

DNC to Create $180 Million in Direct Spending for Philadelphia

U.S. Travel Association | July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2016)—Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the Democratic National Convention (July 25-28) will be responsible for spending an estimated $180 million in Philadelphia, according to a projection from the U.S. Travel Association. Including indirect and induced impact, DNC attendees are expected to generate a total of $300 million in economic output. That total could support 1,800 additional jobs in Philadelphia. "You're going to hear a lot from the candidates about their plans to create jobs," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow...

Party Conventions to Create $360 Million in Direct Spending for Host Cities

U.S. Travel | July 20, 2016

U.S. Travel Touts Impact with Ad Campaign Aimed at Convention-Goers WASHINGTON (July 20, 2016)—Between getting there, staying there, eating and drinking there, and all other activity, attendees of the two major-party conventions will be responsible for spending an estimated $360 million in their host cities this year, according to a projection from the U.S. Travel Association. That spending total splits straight down the middle for the two events—$180 million each for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25-28. Including indirect and induced im...


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