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Expanding the Visa Waiver Program Expands Security Programs

July 02, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, the administration’s focus should be on messaging and initiatives that make it clear that the U.S. will always be closed to terrorists and criminals, but welcoming of legitimate business and leisure travelers.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to SCOTUS Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

June 26, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, we are hopeful that a coherent and durable set of policies can be put into place by the administration.

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Biometric Entry-Exit System Unveiled at Orlando International Airport

June 25, 2018

Biometric entry and exit screening in the U.S.—the development of which was tasked to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by the Department of Homeland Security in 2013—is making strides toward becoming a system-wide reality.

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Thousands of Buyers, Suppliers and Media Flock to Denver for IPW 2018

May 22, 2018

More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.

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Travel Community Reacts to U.S. Government’s Open Skies Decision

May 14, 2018

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Department of State’s announcement that the U.S. has reached a deal with the United Arab Emirates regarding the two countries’ Open Skies aviation agreement.

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Friday Check-In | July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we share findings from our recent Travel Trends Index, provide updates on the National Parks Service funding bill and the upcoming ESTO event coming to Phoenix, Arizona.

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July 03, 2018
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.4 percent year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index?(TTI)—marking the industry’s 101st straight month of overall expansion.

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June 26, 2018

Now that the U.S. court system has set guidelines for the president’s executive orders on immigration, we are hopeful that a coherent and durable set of policies can be put into place by the administration.

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June 21, 2018
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“The full implementation of this program—in the nation’s most-visited travel region, no less—is a great step in making travel more efficient throughout our system, and we applaud the innovative technology developed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection."

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June 12, 2018
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The president's assistance with the U.S.'s 2026 World Cup bid is a signal that he is fully committed to spurring GDP and job growth.

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June 05, 2018
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Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in April, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index(TTI)—marking the industry’s 100th straight month of overall expansion.

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May 22, 2018
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More than 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries gathered in Denver May 19-23 for this year’s IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.

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