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CHINESE INBOUND IS EXPORT, BIG EXPORT

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Friday, November 14, 2014

To the uninitiated there are two confounding counter-intuitive aspects of tourism. The first overarching confusion is that the sight of people enjoying themselves, whether they’re frolicking on a beach or perusing a masterwork in a museum, is an industrial sight.

It’s a business that sustains mortgages, pays tuition and puts food on the table for many people.

MARRIOTT CEO: CHINESE VISITATION TO US GOOD FOR ECONOMY

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson discusses the U.S. and China's decision to issue travel and business visas that will be good for up to 10 years.

WHITE HOUSE EXPLAINS WHY ITS VISA REFORMS ARE A BIG DEAL FOR THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Monday, November 10, 2014

People naturally think of boosting exports as shipping more products to faraway lands, but when travelers come from afar to spend money here, that generates economic activity in America too.

Tourism is America's largest services export, and growth in international visitors has created roughly 260,000 American jobs over the past five years.

MICHAEL CHERTOFF: THE CASE FOR SUSPENDING U.S. VISAS IN EBOLA-AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

As alarm mounts over the spread of Ebola, many are concerned that screening travelers who arrive in the United States from West Africa is not sufficiently protective because it will not identify those who carry the virus but are not yet symptomatic.

RUBIO TO INTRODUCE EBOLA TRAVEL BAN LEGISLATION

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation banning travel between the U.S. and three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus, his office announced Monday.

“While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainties surrounding this virus continue to threaten U.S. national security,” Rubio said in a statement.

WHAT WOULD AN EBOLA TRAVEL BAN ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

As of Thursday evening, 11 senators and 59 members of the House had spoken out in favor of a travel ban on flights to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations. But not much attention has been paid to what such a ban would look like, or if it could even reasonably work.

How would a travel ban be implemented?

Practically, the framework already exists for a travel ban, says American University

VOUCHING FOR THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Monday, October 13, 2014

“We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years.”

That’s what former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff had to say when he visited the Heritage Foundation recently. With reports of terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, often referred to as ISIS, all over the news, it’s not hard to see why.

As Mr.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS SPEND $19.2 BILLION IN AUGUST 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2014
Contact: Tim Truman (202) 482-3809

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS SPEND $19.2 BILLION IN AUGUST 2014
International visitors inject nearly $620 million a day into U.S. economy in August

WASHINGTON – U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M.

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM AND NATIONAL SECURITY

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. He spoke in favor of maintaining the program despite security concerns surrounding it and responded to questions before leaving.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION DEFENDS VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

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Monday, October 6, 2014

The conservative Heritage Foundation is concerned that, in the face of the threat of jihadist passport holders who are able to come to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, some members of Congress might try to curtail the program.

A Heritage event Monday made the argument that scrutiny of prospective visitors from the 38 visa waiver countries is often tighter than in the traditional

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