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Checking in with Roger Dow
from U.S. Travel Association
In case you missed it on Friday, U.S. Travel's President and CEO Roger Dow checks in with the industry, highlighting the exciting travel news and updates from last week in Washington.
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Brand USA bill advances in House
from Successful Meetings
Legislation to reauthorize Brand USA has advanced in the House of Representatives thanks to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, which on July 11 voted unanimously in favor of the Travel Promotion Act.
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Visa Waiver impact on U.S. economy
from CNBC
VideoBriefU.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow and Loews Hotels Chairman Jon Tisch talk about the economic importance of the JOLT Act on CNBC's Closing Bell.
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    Travel campaign fuels $1 billion rise in hospitality industry (Michigan State University)
Coalition prods Congress on transportation fund (The New York Times)
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U.S. airports' billion dollar problem (CNBC)

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Obama to bypass Congress on infrastructure repair
from The Washington Times
With the House and Senate scrambling to act before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry, the White House said President Obama will bypass lawmakers and use an executive action to repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
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New U.S. laws spark idea of 'pot tourism'
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With legalized sales of recreational marijuana to adults now underway in both Colorado and Washington, there's been some buzz about whether the trend could give the hotel industry a boost in those states.
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Former Florida tourism booster now promoting U.S. as a destination
from Miami Herald
Chris Thompson left Visit Florida in late 2012 to take on a larger task: promoting the entire United States to the rest of the world as president and CEO of Brand USA.
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Nashville: the place to meet
from The Tennessean
Nashville's success has come as a result of the city investing in its meeting and events industry — not only by putting dollars behind new hotels and convention centers, but also by bringing new thinking to the way conferences are held.
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Travel campaign fuels $1 billion rise in hospitality industry
Michigan State University
The Obama Administration's controversial travel promotion program has generated a roughly $1 billion increase in the value of the hospitality industry and stands to benefit the U.S. economy in the long run.

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Want to keep Brand USA? Keep the pressure on
Hotel News Now
Congressmen Gus Bilirakis, a Florida republican, and Peter Welch, a democrat from Vermont, are two co-sponsors of the Travel Promotion Act, who said that the key to getting Brand USA reauthorized is simple: Pressure.

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Travel industry: Renew Brand USA to reach 100 million visitors
The Hill
U.S. Travel President Roger Dow pushed lawmakers in the Senate recently to renew a tourism campaign that is credited with attracting 1.1 million visitors to the U.S. in 2013.

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Adding U.S. jobs through increased tourism is an easy goal
from Roll Call
We must act now to break down barriers that deter travelers and, as a result, hinder the continued success of not only the travel industry, but the overall economy.
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Lincoln, FDR, and the power of the well-timed vacation
from The Huffington Post
The science is in on what most people already intuitively know — we perform better, we think better, and we make better decisions when we're refreshed and well-rested — which happens after a summer vacation.
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