President Barack Obama discussed with leaders of the travel industry how travel can contribute to boosting the U.S. economy. The meeting focused on the need to lure more foreign visitors to the U.S. and concerns about the drop in business meetings and events. "We are pleased that President Obama recognizes the power of travel to strengthen America's economy," said Roger Dow, head of the U.S. Travel Association. "The travel community has an ally in President Obama, and we appreciate the leadership he intends to bring to increasing travel to, and within, the U.S."
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