This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.





  U.S. Travel Quick Links >   Home    Member Services    Events    Marketing    Research    News                                                                 June 25, 2014


Have you joined the Power of Travel Coalition?
Sign up today!


 

Air travel passengers crave efficiency most of all
from Roll Call
Is Congress even trying to fix the right problem? Has anyone actually asked consumers what's most important to them when it comes to air travel? The U.S. Travel Association did. The results are surprising.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Want to keep Brand USA? Keep the pressure on
from Hotel News Now
Congressmen Gus Bilirakis, a Florida republican, and Peter Welch, a democrat from Vermont, are two co-sponsors of the Travel Promotion Act, who said that the key to getting Brand USA reauthorized is simple: Pressure.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertisement
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Ride The Rails In Style
Pullman Rail Journeys restores the splendor of first-class rail travel with Chicago-New Orleans service aboard authentically restored Pullman sleeping, dining and lounge cars from the 1910’s – 1950’s. Guest pampering is paramount, delivered by exceptionally trained Pullman Conductors, Porters and Waitstaff.
 


Need to See Highway Fund Reenacted: Tisch
from Bloomberg TV
VideoBriefLoews Corporation Co-Chairman Jonathan Tisch discusses how America's travel infrastructure is lagging behind and what needs to be done to get it back on track.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Frustration with travel hassles keeps would-be fliers away (The Washington Post)
Hotel trends summer 2014: Health and wellness (Travel Pulse)
To speed up security lines, airports start tracking your smartphone (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Lines at U.S. Customs still long, but moving faster (The Wall Street Journal)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Retailers renew campaign to attract foreign shoppers
from National Retail Federation
International shoppers spend an average of $4,000 per visit to the United States. That money goes to hotels, restaurants and retailers, generates millions of domestic jobs and adds billions to the U.S. economy.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Advertisement
Forever Resorts' North American Portfolio

See America’s National Parks with Forever Resorts as your host, offering lodging, dining and wilderness adventures in America's most beloved National Parks including: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Big Bend, Grand Teton, Isle Royale, Mammoth Cave and Rocky Mountain. Also, take advantage of our FREE on-line training and marketing support.

Lodging: 877-386-4383
Travel-Forever.com/14usta
Advertisement
Lafayette, More Than A Vacation

Experience the flavorful combination of spirited festivals, savory cuisine, breath-taking scenery and rich cultural history that is Lafayette, Louisiana. Choose one of our special travel packages or let us create one just for you. For an experience, not just a vacation, there’s no place like Lafayette. 1-800-346-1958 or Lafayette.Travel.
Advertisement
TravMedia Proud Technology Partner of the SATW

TravMedia powers the Society of American Travel Writers’ convention’s Online Press Room, connecting SATW members before, during and after the event to expand relationships and grow travel news opportunities. This year, TravMedia will manage appointment requests for the SATW convention in Reykjavik, Iceland. Learn how TravMedia can connect your company to 25,000 journalists worldwide.


FAA rolls out new "NextGen" satellite tracking technology
from CBS News
The Federal Aviation Administration is rolling out long-awaited air traffic technology that promises to make air travel in and out of the nation's busiest airports safer and more on-time.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
Exhibit Opportunities & Countless Possibilities
Showcase your convention at the Peoria Civic Center with 110,000 square feet of exhibition space and a spacious 27,000 square foot ballroom. MORE
Tall Ships in Los Angeles!
A dozen majestic Tall Ships and the world’s largest Rubber Duck will be the centerpiece of the Tall Ships Festival LA from August 20 -24, 2014. Tickets on sale now! MORE


Payoffs can be big if you plan trips wisely
from Courier-Post
Travel is an important tool to have in your small-business toolkit. It's an investment in growing and sustaining your business.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Memo to Capitol Hill staff: Work fewer hours
from Roll Call
"We perform best when we have a balance, when we get adequate sleep and take time for ourselves." Those vacation days? Take them. Those long hours? Whenever possible, cut back. And leisure? Make time for it.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
To speed up security lines, airports start tracking your smartphone
Bloomberg Businessweek
Cincinnati's regional airport will become the first in the United States to monitor travelers' smartphones and other Wi-Fi-equipped gadgets to identify congested areas swiftly and display wait times for the security checkpoint.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Frustration with travel hassles keeps would-be fliers away
The Washington Post
A survey commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association showed that 38 million people avoided domestic air travel in 2013 out of frustration with the experience.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand
Los Angeles Times
Americans will spend an average of $1,246 per person on summer vacations — about $100 more than last year, according to an online survey of 1,500 adults by American Express.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


ESTO 2014: Win a $5,000 ad package from TripAdvisor
from U.S. Travel Association
Create the Ultimate Road Trip to ESTO for a chance to win a $5,000 advertising package from TripAdvisor! You're closer to Louisville than you may think: Get started now. Can't drive to ESTO? You can still create The Ultimate Road Trip virtually and enter to win! Click here for tips, rules and details.
Send It  Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 



U.S. Travel News Brief

This edition of the U.S. Travel News Brief was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.

Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Suzanne Mason, Travel and Hospitality Editor, 202.684.7177   
Contribute news


Recent issues

June 18, 2014
June 11, 2014
June 4, 2014
May 28, 2014



  1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 450     Washington, D.C. 20005-3934     ustravel.org



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063