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Trump's budget seeks to eliminate US tourism arm 'Brand USA'

Brand USA competes in global market to attract travellers and educate them on US travel policies

Sharon terlep 

If a US president’s annual Budget is a statement of priorities, a world traveller contemplating a trip to America might consider going somewhere else. The Trump administration’s Budget proposal released this week seeks to eliminate Brand USA, a federal tourism marketing arm organised under the Commerce Department. Congress created Brand USA with the 2010 Travel Promotion Act, aiming to spur international travel to America and to help communicate visa and entry policies. Anti-terrorism laws enacted after the 9/11 attacks had left the US share of international ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 01:23 IST