Travel and Tourism Committee Update
January 25, 2012

Non-Immigrant Tourist Visas

President Obama last week announced he would make changes to policies regulating non-immigrant tourist visas prompted by numerous reports and calls for action. The United States has lost 6% of the market share of international tourists from 2000-2010 at the same time as the market was growing. Recognizing that the travel and tourism industry is an economic development juggernaut on communities across the country, President Obama has directed the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to develop and implement a plan to:

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