TIA urges Congress to address decline in overseas visitors

03/6/2008 | International Herald Tribune

The Travel Industry Association continues to urge Congress to consider proposals to draw foreigners to the U.S. "The United States has a serious problem that deserves serious attention in Congress," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of TIA. "Despite the fact that America is 'on sale,' we welcomed fewer overseas visitors in 2007 than we did in 1997. ... Right now we think the loss in overseas travel to the U.S. economy is over $100 billion. We need change; it's time to put the welcome mat at America's front door."

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