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Travel and Tourism Committee Update
January 27, 2012

Tourism Visas


The Business Council has begun a grassroots push for more attention to one of the largest job creators in New York and the United States, the Tourism Industry. By sending letters to New York's US Senators and Representatives, you are telling them that you support reforms to the tourist visa process President Obama took in his Executive Order and other federal legislation such as the “VISIT-USA” act and that you need them to support similar initiatives that will help grow our Travel and Tourism Industry and our economy.

We know the Travel & Tourism Industry creates jobs, we know tourists have a direct benefit on our local communities and now its time we make sure our Senators and Representatives know how much the Industry means to all of us.

Tourism Action Day

Join the Tourism Industry Coalition and other Industry Professionals on Tuesday, March 6 for the 2012 Tourism Action Day!  This is a great opportunity to meet with others in the Industry and talk with your local legislators about issues affecting the Travel and Tourism industry. Please click here for more information about Tourism Action Day and to RSVP; if you are interested in attending and meeting with your legislator.