Text: H.Con.Res.105 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[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''.


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                    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

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                         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.
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