Non-Immigrant Visas (June 2006)
Since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, there have been two challenges: harmonizing all needed security changes for maximum effect while maintaining the right balance between stronger security and facilitating travel.
No industry has been more adversely affected than travel and tourism. The joint vision announced in January 2006 by Secretaries Rice and Chertoff is good news and will help us promote the unique role travel and tourism can play as an engine for prosperity. This vision goes a long way towards sending the proper signal to our friends around the world that we want them to come and visit the U.S. Research consistently indicates people are significantly more inclined to feel good about America after visiting and experiencing our country’s diverse peoples and opportunities.
U.S. market share of international travel is at an all-time low. Since 1992, ...
International visitation creates jobs, economic growth, and tax revenue. Every 1% increase in international market share equals:
What Needs to be Done
The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) is a non-partisan, non-profit business organization established in 1915. It is the third overseas American chamber to operate worldwide, established only three years after the founding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. AmCham Shanghai was relaunched in 1987 after a break of 38 years, and is the largest AmCham in the Asia Pacific Region.
AmCham Shanghai represents 1,700 companies and 3,700 individual members and is growing by an average of 90 new members per month. We are committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information.