The U.S. Travel Association has created a call to action to support Brand USA in regards to the latest from Washington on a key priority of the travel and tourism industry – The Administration has proposed a federal budget that would eliminate the U.S.’s investment in Brand USA, the international travel marketing arm of the United States. In the past four years, Brand USA generated an additional 4.3 million visitors from other countries, which added $29.5 billion to our economy. Not only that, Brand USA adds an average of 50,900 new U.S.-based jobs annually as a result of the increases in international travelers to the U.S. Most importantly, it doesn’t spend a dime of federal taxpayer dollars. Please use this link to voice your comments and submit your signature to show your support for Brand USA https://www.votervoice.net/USTRAVEL/Campaigns/52752/Respond. We will continue our efforts to support Brand USA and we will provide you updates on this issue as soon as we have additional information. — View a full article with a statement by U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow here.