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U.S. Senators Agree on $10 Tourist Levy

The U.S. Senate has voted to create a nonprofit corporation that would market the United States as a tourist destination for international travellers, who will each pay $10USD in exchange for being targeted by the new promotion body.


September 15, 2009

The U.S. Senate has voted to create a nonprofit corporation that would market the United States as a tourist destination for international travellers, who will each pay $10USD in exchange for being targeted by the new promotion body.

U.S. senators were persuaded to introduce the charge to boost a tourism industry that has lost about 20 per cent of its international market since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Not surprisingly, the U.S. travel industry is highly supportive of the bill, which could, nonetheless, have cost implications for large meetings and incentive travel groups.

For the full article, visit Travel Mole’s site

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