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Obama promotes foreign tourism in upstate NY
from The Washington Post
President Obama promoted the United States as a premier destination for international travelers, casting travel as a job-creating industry than can offer a needed boost to a recovering economy.
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Travel industry to Americans: "Take your vacation"
from CBS News
It's bad enough that U.S. workers get less paid vacation than their counterparts around the world, but many are afraid to take all the time off employers provide.
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Gearing up to address China's rising outbound tourism
from CNN
It is estimated that almost 100 million Chinese traveled out of China in 2013 with this number expected to reach 200 million by 2018.
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    Obama to pitch tourism at Baseball Hall of Fame (USA TODAY)
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Turbulence ahead
from The Hill
More than three-quarters of travel industry leaders say the current state of our transportation infrastructure puts the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage compared to other countries when it comes to attracting visitors.
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Opening our doors to international travelers
from The Huffington Post
If nations such as Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Panama, Poland, Romania and Uruguay were included in the Visa Waiver Program, it could result in one million additional international travelers each year.
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Transportation Department wants to uncover hidden airline fees
from Associations Now
Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed rules for airfares that would require airlines to detail upfront any "hidden fees" consumers might stumble upon at the airport.
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Bilirakis: America and Florida's tourism and travel industry flourish through Brand USA
from The Tampa Tribune
Brand USA spends less per visitor than most competitor nations, making its return on investment not only worthwhile, but just plain, good economic sense.
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Summer air travel will be hot, crowded...and affordable?
Bloomberg Businessweek
Airplanes will be packed again this summer — and the airfares are going to be incredible bargains.

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D.C. proposes tripling city's tourism budget and setting aside $3.5 million for IPW
Washington Business Journal
The District's tourism boosters could get a big boost of their own next year if proposed funding in the 2015 budget is approved.

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Obama to pitch tourism at Baseball Hall of Fame
USA TODAY
Obama will travel to Cooperstown, New York, to give a tourism speech at the well-visited Baseball Hall of Fame.

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ESTO 2014: See You in Louisville!
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Every year at ESTO, destination marketing professionals learn cutting-edge best practices, network with colleagues and increase their competitiveness. Register today to join them in Louisville, KY, August 24-26, and see why this one-of-a-kind event is on track to set record attendance in 2014.
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