David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on Commerce Department report on the August 2011 U.S. trade balance:
“Now is the time to build on this success. As the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness reported earlier this week, promoting overseas travel to the United States and accelerating visa processing is a key component to increasing jobs in the United States. In fact, simply reclaiming the share of global travel our country lost during the last decade would create more than a million U.S. jobs by 2020.
“U.S. Travel supports new legislation in the House and Senate that would bring international business and leisure travelers to America and help to create U.S. jobs by reforming our visa system.”
Source = U.S. Travel Association