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NRA supports measures to boost tourism

The National Restaurant Association is teaming up with other organizations to promote policies that will drive more international tourism to the United States.

The NRA is part of the "Discover America Partnership." The coalition brings together business and hospitality industry leaders to help make the United States more competitive in attracting visitors from around the globe.

The U.S. Travel Association heads the group, which today released a report titled "Ready for Takeoff." The reports recommends changes in the U.S. visa system to help drive more than 1 million new tourism jobs. The NRA serves on the group's leadership committee.

“Travel and tourism are significant drivers of sales growth for the restaurant industry,” said Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “As a leader of the Discover America Partnership, we will work to achieve common-sense reforms that will allow us to welcome millions of new visitors to the United States and into our restaurants, the country’s second-largest private sector employer and an engine of economic growth.”

Restaurants get anywhere from 15 to 40 percent of their annual sales from travelers and visitors, NRA research shows. Read the NRA press release.

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