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ON THE AGENDA

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The travel industry owes another tip of the hat to President Obama and his administration for paying attention to tourism.

Over the course of four or eight years, most recent presidents have managed to say at least one nice thing about every sector of the economy, from agriculture to zoos.

MEXICO'S FIRST-QUARTER SCORE

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

I first met Claudia Ruiz Massieu, Mexico's secretary of tourism, 11 months ago, when she had been on the job for about seven months. We discussed a surprisingly detailed list of initiatives she was proposing:

• Extending tourism from Cancun and the Riviera Maya to the Mayan and colonial sites in Yucatan, Chiapas, Campeche and Tabasco, beginning with new rail service from the Riviera Maya to

US SEEKS TO EASE VISIT VISA PROCEDURES

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

The US plans to make the visa application and approval process more efficient, said a high-ranking at the US Travel Association (USTA).

“For travelers from nations where visa requirements remain in place, including Saudi Arabia, the goal is to make the application and approval process more efficient,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government relations at the USTA, during a recent

OPENING OUR DOORS TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What if we had a simple solution to provide a major stimulus that could quickly increase economic activity by billions of dollars, create more than one million jobs and cost the taxpayer nothing? We have exactly that opportunity right now in the travel industry - we just need to seize it.

We first must address the experience of visitors arriving in the United States at airports that handle

TRAVEL COMMUNITY ENDORSES INVITE ACT

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bill to Boost Inbound International Travel Would Be a Boon to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacted enthusiastically to the INVITE Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sen.

US CONSIDERS EASING OF VISA POLICY FOR CHINESE

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The United States may further ease its visa policy for Chinese tourists, a move welcomed by tourists and travel agencies in China and the US.

Arne Sorenson, a member of the President Barack Obama's Export Council, said recently that the US is considering a more progressive visa policy for Chinese tourists, including a possible visa waiver for the second time a Chinese visits the US.

"I think it

SENATOR MARK KIRK: OPEN THE DOOR TO POLISH VISITORS

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday marked the 37th celebration of Pulaski Day in Illinois. Hailed as the father of the American cavalry, General Casimir Pulaski fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. His legacy reminds us now, more than 200 years later, of just how important our continued relationship with Poland remains.

This is why I have consistently supported and advocated for

US CONSIDERS EASING OF VISA POLICY FOR CHINESE

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The United States may further ease its visa policy for Chinese tourists, a move welcomed by tourists and travel agencies in China and the US.

Arne Sorenson, a member of the President Barack Obama's Export Council, said recently that the US is considering a more progressive visa policy for Chinese tourists, including a possible visa waiver for the second time a Chinese visits the US.

"I think it

SENATOR MARK KIRK: OPEN THE DOOR TO POLISH VISITORS

Publish Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday marked the 37th celebration of Pulaski Day in Illinois. Hailed as the father of the American cavalry, General Casimir Pulaski fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. His legacy reminds us now, more than 200 years later, of just how important our continued relationship with Poland remains.

This is why I have consistently supported and advocated for

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