Foreign Travel and Tourist Dollar Gap
Government participation in efforts to attract foreign visitors to the United States appears on the verge of substantial expansion. Until recently, Washington's interest in foreign travel, whether of Americans vacationing abroad or of foreigners coming to this country, was limited for the most part to passport, visa and customs formalities. Although a broad-scale program of travel promotion was recommended in the latter part of the Eisenhower administration, the steps taken in that direction did not lead far. Considerably more vigorous action is now being planned.
The Kennedy administration has given its support to a bill in Congress to establish a travel bureau in the Department of Commerce comparable to the travel promotion agencies maintained by numerous foreign governments. Secretary of ...