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Travel industry imploring Congress to help reverse trend of fewer international visitors

The travel industry has been working for the last few years to get Congress to help the United States do as many other nations do and more actively promote travel by international visitors. There has been a sharp drop in overseas travel to this

Travel industry imploring Congress to help reverse trend of fewer international visitors

The travel industry has been working for the last few years to get Congress to help the United States do as many other nations do and more actively promote travel by international visitors. There has been a sharp drop in overseas travel to this country since 9/11, for a variety of reasons. Today, the seventh anniversary of the attacks, a House subcommittee heard testimony supporting a bill (already approved by a Senate committee) with bipartisan support to do more promotion, using private contributions and a fee paid by visitors who don't already have to pay for a U.S. visitor's visa. Find more about the position of the Travel Industry Association of America and its testimony here.  

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