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Thursday, January 19, 2012

New White House Initiative on Tourism Would Make USA the World's Number One Travel Destination

(Image Courtesy of Massport)

President Barack Obama plans to make the United States the world’s top travel and tourism destination, according to a White House initiative announced today that would significantly increase travel and tourism to the United States while also adding jobs to the economy.

Read full details from today's Press Release.

“Every year, tens of millions of tourists from all over the world come and visit America. And the more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work,” said President Obama.

One of the highlights of the initiative is to focus attention on America's national parks, cultural and historic sites, monuments and other public lands.

This would be a tremendous tourism boost for Massachusetts, which is filled with significant historical and cultural sites, including the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, the Adams National Historical Park, the Cape Cod National Seashore, and dozens of important monuments and memorials along the Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, Irish Heritage Trail and more. 

President Obama was an early supporter of a national tourism initiative while campaigning in 2008.  He signed into law the bi-partisan National Travel Promotion Act into law on March 4, 2010, helping to stimulate domestic and international tourism to the United States.

For a full list of national heritage sites and parks in Massachusetts, click here.

For more about visiting Massachusetts, go to

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