Travel Leaders Continue to Press for Brand USA Renewal

Travel leaders are asking House and Senate leaders to include Brand USA renewal in any year-end government funding package. Brand USA is the public-private entity created in 2010 to market the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. The Visit U.S. Coalition, which includes ASAE, has been urging Congress to reauthorize Brand USA before its… Read more »

House Subcommittee Holds Brand USA Markup

Travel industry leaders praised the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce for holding a markup today on legislation to reauthorize Brand USA, the public-private entity created in 2010 to market the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. The Visit U.S. Coalition, which includes ASAE, has been urging Congress to reauthorize… Read more »

Travel Industry Backs Brand USA Legislation

Travel industry leaders are pushing Congress to reauthorize Brand USA when lawmakers return from the summer recess next week. Legislation was introduced in July in both the House and Senate to reauthorize the funding mechanism for Brand USA, the public-private entity tasked with marketing the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. Without reauthorization, Brand… Read more »

Visit U.S. Backs Brand USA Funding Bill

The Visit U.S. Coalition, which includes ASAE, applauded the introduction of legislation this week to reauthorize the funding mechanism for Brand USA, the public-private entity tasked with marketing the U.S. as a destination to international visitors. Without reauthorization, Brand USA’s funding is set to expire at the end of the year because of the budget… 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 »