Trump Budget Kills Program Meant to Boost US Tourism
May 23, 2017
While the president’s budget is mostly just a messaging document and is unlikely to become law, travel advocates are sending a warning message about the impacts of gutting Brand USA.
"We find the Administration’s decision to discontinue funding of Brand USA to be short-sighted," said Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association.
"This proposal, coupled with executive order 13780, sets a dangerous precedent for the travel and tour industry in the United States, especially at a time when the growth of international tourism to the U.S. has slowed. The international tourism industry is key to President Trump’s number one priority — economic growth.”