WASHINGTON DC – On Tuesday, US Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair of the Trade Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion, held a hearing to review the National Travel and Tourism Strategy 2022, published by the Department of Commerce to strengthen the global competitiveness of our nation’s travel and tourism industry and based on a bipartisan provision by Senator Rosen Omnibus travel and tourism law. He also discussed ways to strengthen the travel and tourism industry, including creating a high-level under-secretary post, confirmed by the Senate, in the Department of Commerce to oversee tourism and pushing for unique security checks for some international travelers.
Travel impulse: The Senate holds the hearing on the analysis of the national strategy for travel and tourism 2022
By Donald Wood
- Led by Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, Chair of the Trade Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion, the meeting was designed to analyze the strategy’s attempt to strengthen the global competitiveness of the travel and tourism industry. of the United States.
- “By following the new national strategy for travel and tourism, the federal government can continue to support this growth and help travel and tourism businesses in Nevada and the nation make a full recovery,” Senator Rosen said at the hearing.
- The national travel and tourism strategy was first developed in 2012, but Senator Rosen urged her colleagues to push for a renewal of the program due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- As a result, the Commerce Department announced in June a new strategy aimed at reviving the international tourism industry, with ambitious goals of welcoming 90 million international visitors by 2027 and reaching an estimated annual spend of $ 279 billion.
Bloomberg Government: The US tourism industry needs its own high-level position, the senators say
By Mia McCarthy
- The idea of an assistant secretary in the Commerce Department to oversee the tourism industry was first introduced in June 2021 as part of S. 1947. Sullivan, as was Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) , chairman of Tourism, The Subcommittee on Trade and Export Promotion, and its ranking member, Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.), all expressed support for the appointment of the position at the hearing.
- “We really need someone to wake up every day and think about a national strategy because tourism is an important economic engine,” said Rosen.
- Rosen and Scott said after the hearing that they hope to speed up the vote in the courtroom. Rosen said she discussed with Scott about taking the matter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DNY).
POLICY For: Senators push for unique security checks for some international travelers
By Alex Daugherty and Oriana Pawlyk
- During a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Tourism and Trade and Export Promotion, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) Said the elimination of a second security check for international travelers who are connecting a flight to the United States is an important step in making air travel “as efficient and accessible as possible” as airports around the world face staff shortages and increased flight delays.
- “Currently, international air passengers, when arriving in the United States on subsequent transfer flights, generally need to be re-checked at an airport security checkpoint before boarding the transfer flight,” Rosen said. “My Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act [S. 3375 (117)] it includes a provision that would allow passengers and baggage arriving from certain foreign airports to bypass a second round of screening if the last departure airport point has screening commensurate with us in the US and we know those airports exist. “