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Obama Administration Tourism Strategy is Working

Obama Administration Tourism Strategy is Working

The US Department of Commerce announced today that the President’s January Executive Order and May release of the country’s National Travel and Tourism Strategy, international tourism and spending have increased substantially. In a White House press release issued today, the Administration said the following: “The Obama Administration’s number one priority is to strengthen our economy, […]

$200 mn available for economic development, including tourism, in Central NY

$200 mn available for economic development, including tourism, in Central NY

The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council is competing for $200 million of funding for a five-county region in New York State. The funding is for economic development based on community priorities and interests, which could include tourism development. Yesterday, the Council met with community members to decide on investment targets for the funding. […]

To boost flagging economy, U.S. wants to import more shoppers

To boost flagging economy, U.S. wants to import more shoppers

In the Washington Post today, front page attention to a possible US Government push to make it easier for visitors to come to the US…and hopefully shop. While the article emphasizes the shopping potential, this is really about increasing international tourism to the US. “The United States has long imported its food and fuel, its […]