Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today joined President Barack Obama, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Dina Titus at a White House ceremony in the Oval Office to mark the Travel Promotion Act being signed into law.
"Las Vegas is a truly global destination and any effort to promote foreign travel to the U.S. will mean more business for our local economy and more jobs for Nevadans," said Berkley. "Tourism means business nationwide and this bill is vital for our economy. Last year the U.S. lost nearly 200,000 travel-related jobs. The Travel Promotion Act will help bring back those jobs and put Americans back to work as a result of the increased tourism it will create," said Berkley.
Independent economists have reported that every dollar spent through the Travel Promotion Act will create three dollars in increased revenue as a result of added jobs and economic growth from increased tourism to our country.
The law creates a non-profit corporation led by federal, state, and travel industry representatives that will develop and implement a nationally coordinated travel promotion program.