U.S. Travel Forecast Projects Short-Term Surge

Despite rising inflation, domestic leisure and business travel is projected to surge in the short term due to pent-up demand and consumer savings, according to U.S. Travel Association’s biannual forecast for travel through 2026. U.S. Travel estimates that $1.05 trillion will be spent on travel in the U.S. in 2022, but this is still 10… Read more »

Travel Industry Testifies on Bills to Aid Recovery

The U.S. Travel Association testified this week before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee in support of two bills the travel industry believes are critical to ensuring the nation’s long-term competitiveness in the global travel market. The Visit America Act (H.R. 6965) would establish an Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism position at the U.S…. Read more »

Travel Industry Outlines Revival Strategy

Representatives of the U.S. Travel Association delivered an assessment and vision for the travel industry in an annual “State of the Travel Industry” address in Washington, DC, this week. U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow said the industry has “made a lot of progress” in rebounding from the economic downturn created by the COVID-19… Read more »

Travel Industry Asks for Federal Aid

More than 600 travel industry organizations, including ASAE, signed on to a letter urging lawmakers to take action on near-term federal policies to restore and grow the U.S. travel industry. The letter, organized by the U.S. Travel Association, points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the travel industry over $730 billion in lost spending… Read more »

U.S. Preparing for Summer Travel Demand

With Memorial Day weekend ahead, officials with the Department of Homeland Security held a press conference this week with travel industry executives to discuss preparations and expectations for the summer travel season. With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and a pent-up demand for travel, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Security Administration Acting Administrator… Read more »