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1 Patricia Rojas-Ungár Vice President, Government Relations

2 Travels Contribution to the U.S. Economy $70.4 $58.4 $129 Billion in Direct Tax Revenue

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4 Government Travel Impact H.R.313Massachusetts

5 H.R JOLT Act Expanding the Visa Waiver Program to Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Israel, Poland, Romania and Uruguay would: –Increase annual visitation by more than 600,000 –Add more than $7 billion to the U.S. economy –Support more than 40,000 additional American jobs Every 33 additional overseas visitors creates one American job Currently 92 Cosponsors

6 Immigration Reform Visa Waiver Program expansion Pilot videoconferencing program Processing and screening metrics Reauthorization for Travel Promotion Act 3,500 new CBP officers Expedited visa reviews

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8 Trusted Traveler Program Expands

9 Problem: Capacity Constraints at Major Gateways by 2025 TUS JFK SAT PBI PHX SEA SFO LAX LGB PVD PHL ORD EWR IAH SAN SNA MSP MDW HOU FLL ATL CLT IAD LGA BOS LAS MIA DFW MCO TPA OAK DIA Source: FAA FACT 2, GAC

10 Connecting America Through Travel November 20, 2013 Washington, D.C. USTravel.org/CATT

11 The Travel Industrys Premier Legislative Fly-In February 26-27, 2014 Washington, D.C. USTravel.org/DCH

12 Make Your Voice Heard TRAVEL


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