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Canada, US poised to extend border restrictions to Aug. 21

The U.S. and Canada are poised to extend their agreement to keep their shared border closed to non-essential travel to Aug. 21, but a final confirmation has not been given, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
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U.S. Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who fear Canadians could be caught in backups at border crossings.
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Canadian visits to U.S. up 4.8% and more stats from Discover America Day

What’s new in the United States? Plenty, as evident at the 12th annual Discover America Day – Canada in Toronto.
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Ever smoked pot? Here’s how you should answer when crossing the U.S. border

With marijuana becoming legal in Canada this summer, there’s been a lot of speculation surrounding how it will impact travel to the U.S.
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Brand USA launches new trade website & travel agent contest

Brand USA is spreading the news about its travel trade website with a new contest just for travel agents.
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U.S. to ask for social media details from all visa applicants

The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers.
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Pre-clearing Canadian customs in the U.S.? It could soon be a reality

Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the U.S., says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential sites for pilot projects.
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“Canada will be a critical part of our consumer and trade marketing effort”: Brand USA

The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
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U.S. hotel industry saw record performance levels in 2017

It was a great year for the U.S. hotel industry last year, according to new data from STR.
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US drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees in price

An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped.
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