H.Con.Res.105 - Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Saturday in May as "National Travel and Tourism Week".111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.Con.Res.105 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
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Introduced in House (04/23/2009)
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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 105 Introduced in House (IH)] 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 105 Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Saturday in May as ``National Travel and Tourism Week''. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES April 23, 2009 Mr. Farr (for himself and Mr. Blunt) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Saturday in May as ``National Travel and Tourism Week''. Whereas business and leisure travel are vital to the United States, enhancing our economic prosperity, health care, education, cultural understanding, and public diplomacy; Whereas the travel industry is the fifth largest employer in the United States, supporting 7,700,000 workers in the United States; Whereas domestic and international travel is a $740,000,000,000 industry producing $115,000,000,000 in Federal, State, and local tax revenues; Whereas international travel to the United States is a critical tool for enhancing the country's image abroad and has significantly benefited the Nation's balance of trade for 20 years; Whereas overseas visits to the United States are still 633,000 visits below pre- September 11 levels; Whereas the United States must keep a better pace with the expanding global travel market starting with a nationally coordinated travel promotion program to attract millions of new international visitors; Whereas business travel, particularly meetings and events, are core functions that help companies to strengthen business relationships, align and educate employees and customers, and reward business performance; Whereas travel can serve as a catalyst to help stimulate the national economy; Whereas Congress designated the first ``National Tourism Week'' in 1984 and encouraged celebrations in all 50 States and the Territories; Whereas ``National Tourism Week'' has been observed and celebrated each May since; and Whereas the week beginning on the second Saturday in May would be an appropriate week to designate as ``National Travel and Tourism Week: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress-- (1) supports the designation of ``National Travel and Tourism Week''; (2) calls on governors, mayors, and other elected officials from across the country to issue proclamations to raise awareness of the value of travel to the welfare of the Nation; and (3) encourages the President to issue a proclamation encouraging the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. <all>