Lack of tourism promotion said to cost U.S. $137 billion

Spillman, Benjamin
June 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/16/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 24, pP4
The article reports on tourism issues discussed during the 2008 Travel Industry Association (TIA) International Powwow in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entry notes that overseas visits to the U.S. has declined by 8 percent since year 2000 costing $137 billion in lost revenue and $22 billion in taxes. It cites that the TIA is supporting the Travel Promotion Act that would help the tourism campaign in the U.S. Also mentioned is Tradeshow Week's list of the 100 most influential people in the convention industry, which includes Sheldon Adelson and Chuck Bowling.


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