Call to Action: U.S. Travel Association Seeks Support for Travel Promotion Act

The U.S. Senate is expected to debate and vote on passage of the Travel Promotion Act this week, as early as June 10, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which has issued a call to action to meetings industry stakeholders asking them to contact their senators in support of the legislation.

To assist industry supporters, the association has introduced a suite of tools designed to educate them about the Travel Promotion Act, which would create for the first time a public-private partnership to promote international travel to the United States. Among the tools available are:

• A summary of the Travel Promotion Act
• Detailed talking points on travel promotion
• A letter that supporters can send to their senators
• A sample script that supporters can use to make a phone call to their senators

According to U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow, Senate passage of the Travel Promotion Act could fast-track it to enactment.

"President Obama, a co-sponsor of the bill last year, has shown support for the bill and will likely sign it if it reaches his desk," Dow wrote in an e-mail to industry advocates.

For more information, and to find your senators' contact information, view the U.S. Travel Association's action alert now on its Web site.