3/5/2010

President Barack Obama signed the Travel Promotion Act into law, creating a nonprofit corporation to promote the U.S. as a destination for travel, along with detailing travel and security policies to foreign visitors. The measure was applauded by some who say marketing campaigns to attract visitors could mean thousands of new tourism jobs. But others warn that the $10 fee that will be charged to visitors from Visa waiver program countries amounts to a tourism tax, and say that resources could be better directed instead to improving the customs and immigration process overall to benefit all visitors.

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