WASHINGTON: US has strengthened its initiatives to lure more foreign tourists, mainly those from nations like India, China and Brazil. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stressed on the requirement for problem-fee visa processing and entry programmes for the tourists.
Clinton told a meeting of strategic dialogue on travel and tourism, “We want to use our global reach and our diplomatic tools to help drive that economic growth here at home and to advance our strategic interests around the world. And encouraging travel and tourism moves us toward these goals. The average tourist from overseas spends $4,000 in the United States. In July this year, foreign tourists spent nearly $14 billion here.”
She said that every 65 global visitors, one job in US is created.
Moreover, US have strengthened visa processing times around the globe such as in Sao Paulo in Brazil. The US is eyeing to witness 15% tourist growth rate