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North Carolina’s Wit Tuttell Named State Tourism Director of the Year

At U.S. Travel Association's recently held annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference, it was announced that Wit Tuttell, Director of Visit North Carolina, has been recognized as national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2022.

New Coalition Aims to Advance Industry Focus on Sustainability

In an effort to align the travel, transportation and technology sectors in developing and advancing strategies to enable a more sustainable future for the U.S. travel industry, the U.S. Travel Association has announced the launch of its new Sustainable Travel Coalition.

Additional Gender Marker Option Now Available for TSA PreCheck Enrollments

To better serve non-binary and gender non-conforming Americans, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the implementation of a new gender option for the TSA PreCheck® application process.

First-Ever Bill of Rights for Passengers with Disabilities Announced by DOT

As the busy summer travel season continues, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on July 8 actions taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to help protect airline passengers, including publishing the first-ever Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights and issuing a notice to airlines to seat young children next to a parent.

Industry Calls for Reformed National Parks Reservation System

On July 11, nearly 400 travel industry organizations—including domestic and international organizations—sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and National Park Service Director Chuck Sams calling for reforms to the visitor reservation systems in the national parks.

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