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Travel Promotion Act Clears House Committee

September 24, 2008

Travel Promotion Act Clears House Committee 

Sept. 24, 2008 – NTA has been working with the Travel Industry Association on many issues related to the Discover America Partnership including the Travel Promotion Act of 2007 (H.R. 3232/S. 1661). This would create the Corporation for Travel Promotion, which would provide funding necessary for the United States to promote itself as a destination to international markets. This week, the Travel Promotion Act moved closer to final passage by clearing the House Committee.

Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce reported the Travel Promotion Act to the full House of Representatives where it was approved by voice vote.

H.R. 3232 was introduced by Representatives William Delahunt, D-Mass., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and co-sponsored by 243 additional members of the House of Representatives. The bill specifies that travel promotion would be paid for by private sector contributions at no cost to taxpayers. It was require a minimal fee on foreign travelers that do not pay $131 for a visa to enter the United States.

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