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NEVADA HOPES TOURISM BILL WILL BRING THOUSANDS OF JOBS TO STATE…

Posted on 24 February 2010

Congress is just weeks away from passing a tourism bill that state and tourism leaders say will create thousands of jobs for Nevada. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a conference call Tuesday that the Travel Promotion Act would help reverse a slide in international tourism into the U.S. The bill would establish a nonprofit corporation to educate international travelers about U.S. entry policies and promote leisure, business and educational travel to the country. It also would establish an Office of Travel Promotion within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Funding would come from $100 million in private-sector contributions and $10 user fee that some international travelers would pay when they visit the U.S. Nationally, the bill would create 40,000 jobs in the first year, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

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