The Israel Ministry of Tourism, North and South America, launched a new print media advertising campaign this week, which will roll out in New York-area daily newspapers and consumer magazines, as well as on television.
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement commending members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for approving an important travel-related amendment to S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and specifically Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) for their leadership.
A4A said it expects U.S. airlines will carry close to 209 million passengers globally from June through August, an increase of 1 percent from the same period in 2012. The system-wide summer estimate includes 27 million international passengers, a record number for U.S. airlines.
Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$ 1075 billion. This growth is equal to the 4% increase in international tourist arrivals which reached 1035 million in 2012. An additional US$ 219 billion was recorded in receipts from international passenger transport, bringing total exports generated by international tourism in 2012 to US$ 1.3 trillion.
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