Visit U.S. Coalition Supports JOLT Act

ASAE and other members of the Visit U.S. Coalition applauded legislation introduced last week to promote international travel to the U.S. and bolster job creation and economic activity. The “Jobs Originating through Launching Travel” (JOLT) Act was introduced by Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Tom Rice (R-SC). The bill includes reforms to U.S. visa laws… Read more »

Visit U.S. Coalition Urges Brand USA Reauthorization

The Visit U.S. Coalition is circulating a sign-on letter urging lawmakers to reauthorize Brand USA, the public-private partnership established by Congress to market and promote the U.S. as a destination. Brand USA has proven effective in drawing international visitors to the U.S., working with more than 800 partner organizations to generate $17.7 billion in visitor… Read more »

Travel CEOs Outline Concerns for Trump

U.S. Travel Association officials and CEOs from 13 USTA member companies met with President Trump and senior administration officials at the White House Sept. 4 to discuss the economic impact of travel and tourism and the importance of inbound travel to trade deficit reduction. The conversation focused on ways the administration and the travel industry… Read more »

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision June 26 that President Trump has not exceeded his authority in banning travelers from certain countries in the name of national security. Lower courts had struck down each of three iterations of the president’s travel ban, the first of which was announced in January 2017 at the… 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 »