USTA Outlines Bright Future for Travel Industry

Despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus public health emergency and trade tensions, the travel industry is well positioned for sustainable growth in 2020 and beyond, according to U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. Dow outlined the travel industry’s outlook and strategies for continued progress at a briefing at the National Press Club in… Read more »

U.S. Travel Forecasts Industry Performance

The U.S. Travel Association forecasts that international travel to the U.S. will return to growth this year and accelerate through 2023, and that the pace of domestic travel will slow slightly along with softer economic growth in 2020. U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow will highlight the group’s assessment of the travel industry’s performance… Read more »

TSA Sticking to Real ID Deadline

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up a public awareness campaign about Real ID requirements that will go into effect for air travel Oct. 1, 2020. Originally passed by Congress in 2005 and postponed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) many times since, DHS now says it has no plans to extend the… Read more »

U.S. Probing Visa Applicants’ Social Media

The State Department is now requiring visa applicants to submit information about their social media accounts as part of a more extensive screening process that will affect about 15 million foreigners seeking to enter the United States each year. The new requirement, which went into effect last Friday, applies to virtually all applicants for immigrant… Read more »

Visit U.S. Coalition Comments on Visa Screening

ASAE and other members of the Visit U.S. Coalition jointly submitted comments this week on the State Department’s plans to heighten its scrutiny of U.S. visa applicants’ social media histories, a move which would affect more than 14 million people a year. The proposed new rules from the State Department would require visa applicants to… Read more »