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MAYOR HANNEMANN APPLAUDS SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL PROMOTION ACT
Mayor Mufi Hannemann today thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Travel Promotion Act yesterday, and said he is very grateful that U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye is championing the measure.
“We are very pleased that this important legislation is moving forward to boost the visitor industry and help improve our nation’s economy,” said Mayor Hannemann, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports. “We’re grateful to the House for endorsing this effort, and we will continue working hard to win approval by the Senate.”
The Travel Promotion Act is designed to create jobs and help boost the
The bill specifies that travel promotion would be financed through private sector contributions and a modest fee on foreign travelers, with no cost to
The House approved the measure on Thursday, following passage by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce earlier in the week. Mayor Hannemann applauded Hawaii Representatives Neil Abercrombie and Mazie Hirono for their support.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors urged creation of the Travel Promotion Act in the “Mayors’ 10 Point Action Plan” outlining its priorities for the next presidential administration, and conference leaders provided the House with letters of support for the measure. Mayor Hannemann led the effort to include tourism and the arts as priorities.
Conference President Manny Diaz, mayor of
Two million fewer overseas travelers visited the
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|Friday, September 26, 2008|