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Visa Wait Times Improving, But Not Enough
Although wait times for applicants in India dropped from 669 days in mid-March to 337 days in early April, that's far from good enough.
Geoff Freeman Takes USTA Helm
Geoff Freeman, the new president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, takes the helm from longtime leader Roger Dow.
Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day
Global Meetings Industry Day on April 7 celebrates the return of safe F2F meetings, and their impact on the economy.
Meetings Mean Business Coalition Integrates with U.S. Travel
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has formally integrated with the U.S. Travel Association.
U.S. Is Ready to Return to In-Person Professional Meetings
The U.S. is ready, willing and able to return — safely — to holding in-person business meetings and events, says Roger Dow, President of...
President Biden Inspires Optimism Among Travel Leaders
The Inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris inspires optimism to an industry flatlined by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with that hope comes an almost desperate plea for immediate legislative action.
COVID Aid Bill
Industry insiders report that a long-delayed COVID aid package is close to being cemented. This package will help businesses hit hard by the pandemic, including the travel and meetings industry.
U.S. Travel Guidelines
The U.S. Travel Guidelines describe vigorous measures the industry will follow and help to communicate across each and every step of a traveler’s journey
As the meeting and incentive industry prepares for a new normal regarding post-COVID-19 hygiene, two travel-related groups have created new standards.
Small Business Assistance
The Senate has approved over $480 billion in additional coronavirus relief, but that isn’t enough, and more COVID-19 hospitality help is needed and is coming in the form of loans and grants.