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U.S. looks at tourist tax to fund company to promote tourism ,in Cairns ratepayers keep paying $2 million————To entice more international travelers to visit, U.S. tourism officials and lawmakers may start charging some who do make the trip an extra $10 for the privilege. The money collected will be used to create and fund a non-profit company that will market the USA as an attractive destination for tourists, business travelers and students.

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To entice more international travelers to visit, U.S. tourism officials and lawmakers may start charging some who do make the trip an extra $10 for the privilege.

The money collected will be used to create and fund a non-profit company that will market the USA as an attractive destination for tourists, business travelers and students.

But before any money can be spent on marketing, the company must find a dollar-for-dollar match from the private sector, up to $100 million. The enterprise will be a private-public partnership overseen by Congress and the secretary of Commerce.

Last week, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly for the Travel Promotion Act, which includes the $10 charge. The measure now heads to the Senate, where passage is likely before year’s end, predicts Geoff Freeman of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA).

 

 

 

 

U.S. looks at tourist tax to fund company to promote tourism – USATODAY.com.

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