TIA-Backed Travel Legislation Wins Approval

The Travel Industry Association (TIA) praised the leadership of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for reporting H.R. 3232, the Travel Promotion Act, to the full House of Representatives. The bill, strongly supported by the TIA, was approved by voice vote.

"In these days of economic uncertainty, leaders in Congress took an important step today to create thousands of new jobs and billions in new economic growth by passing the Travel Promotion Act out of Committee," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of TIA.  "Increasing international travel to the United States is one of the best stimulants to our struggling economy. It is time for Congress to pass this common sense legislation."

The Travel Promotion Act, H.R. 3232, introduced by Representatives William Delahunt (D-MA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) and co-sponsored by 243 additional members of the House of Representatives, establishes a public-private partnership to promote the U.S. as a premier international travel destination and communicate U.S. security and entry policies.

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