The Visit U.S. Coalition, which formed earlier this year with the goal of reversing the decline in international visitation to the U.S., proposed that the Trump administration designate a senior official focused on elevating travel and tourism to a national priority.
The proposal was part of a targeted policy agenda the coalition released Wednesday, aimed at reversing a decline in inbound international travelers to the U.S. that began in 2015.
“The president understands how to stimulate prosperity and job growth, as evidenced by his tax-cut package and his focus on economy-boosting priorities such as infrastructure,” said U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow. “International tourism is an incredibly potent driver of economic activity and job creation, but America is falling behind the rest of the world in attracting those dollars. Recapturing the U.S. market share of international travel would further strengthen his economic record and help realize his vision of consistent three percent GDP growth.”
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