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
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