Every 35 visitors to the United States creates one job: US Travel Association

The United States Travel Association is teaming up with several other United States travel, tourism and hospitality organizations to raise awareness about the importance and necessity of United States visa reform to improve the economy and create jobs.

According to the United States Travel Association, every 35 visitors to the United States creates one job for an American, and on average, visitors to the United States from overseas countries spend over $4,000 during a visit. In 2009, almost one million jobs in the United States were directly supported by foreign travel and tourism, along with 856,000 jobs in non-travel-specific industries.

 Getting a United States Visa an “obstacle”

The United States Travel Association has released a report to United States President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council, saying that the United States could see an even bigger economic boom and the creation of more jobs with visa reform that would make getting a United States visa easier for visitors.

“The President’s council is astute in in focusing on the need to improve our visa policy – the single greatest obstacle to visiting the United States,” said the President and CEO of the United States Travel Association, Roger Dow, in a press release. “The President’s Jobs Council joins US Travel, the Service Employees International Union, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation, Consumer Electronics Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association and National Restaurant Association in recognizing the value of visa reform. These and many other groups recently joined U.S. Travel in re-launching the Discover America Partnership, a coalition dedicated to welcoming more visitors to the United States through reforms that enhance America’s security and streamline our visa process.”

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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