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KICK OFF THE WORLD CUP AND WIN AMERICA'S SHARE OF GLOBAL TRAVELERS

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

As the World Cup begins today, the Discover America Partnership (DAP) is launching the “Golden Goal Challenge” as part of a renewed effort to advance the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act (H.R. 1354).

Similar to a sudden death shootout, known as the “golden goal” in soccer, countries across the globe are competing to win international travelers who support local economies and create thousands of jobs. To win the “golden goal,” the United States must maximize its opportunity to capture worldwide travelers by expanding the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Expansion of VWP to strong candidates such as Brazil, Poland, Israel, Croatia and other select countries will add nearly $10 billion to the economy and create nearly 60,000 additional American jobs. To learn more about the economic benefits, watch the DAP’s video: www.discoveramericapartnership.org/joltact.

If Brazil received VWP status, it alone would immediately add $7.7 billion to the U.S. economy and support 47,600 American jobs.