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US Office of Travel Promotion Created


A bill that establishes a non-profit corporation to promote US leisure, business, and scholarly travel to foreign visitors passed the US Senate today.

The Travel Promotion Act of 2009, co-sponsored and supported by Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka, is aimed at promoting foreign travel and tourism to the United States…

…“Tourism and the conventions, meetings, and incentive industry are crucial to Hawaii’s economy, but they are vulnerable to international events and fluctuations,” said Senator Akaka. “This legislation would encourage people to visit the US by helping potential visitors navigate tightened post-9/11 travel policies and by competing with other countries’ marketing campaigns. Promoting international travel is a solid investment in our economy….

Full article: Senate Passes Travel Promotion Act With Hawaii Senator’s Support