Our efforts over the past several years to amplify the travel industry's relevance with policymakers resulted in a major win for our industry this week. Yesterday in Orlando, FL, President Obama announced a national strategy on travel and tourism to boost travel to and within the United States.
Key components of the President's initiative include the creation of an interagency task force charged with developing a National Travel & Tourism Strategy, shortening visa wait times, expanding Global Entry, promoting our national parks, and working to expand the visa waiver program.
We want to hear from you. Head to our Facebook page and suggest what you feel should be included as part of the National Travel & Tourism Strategy.
Thank you for your hard work to secure this victory for the travel and tourism industry. But our work is far from over. In the coming weeks, we'll be announcing a new campaign to build on today's momentum and ensure our industry plays a large role in the 2012 elections and beyond. We'll be counting on your support to make this new campaign a success.
U.S. Travel Association