Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion Hearing on Tourism in America

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Competitive, Innovation and Export Promotion held a hearing today on Tourism in America, focusing on ways to remove barriers and promote growth.  Topics covered included economic impact of barriers to travel to the US, visas, Model Ports, Global Entry, CBP pilot programs, ESTA, Pre-Departure Screening and the Corporation for Travel Promotion.  At the end of this memo is an excerpt on the government and industry witnesses, testimony links, and questions/answers from the ACI-NA’s Legislative Affairs memo on several issues sent earlier today.