Text: S.J.Res.153 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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--S.J.Res.153--
S.J.Res.153
One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-third day
of January,
one thousand nine hundred and ninety
Joint Resolution
Designating the third week in May 1990 as `National Tourism Week'.
Whereas travel and tourism is the third largest retail industry and the
second largest private employer in the United States, generating more than
five million nine hundred thousand jobs;
Whereas total travel expenditures in the United States amount to more than
$350,000,000,000 annually, or about 6.7 percent of the Gross National Product;
Whereas tourism is an essential American export, as thirty-eight million
three hundred thousand foreign travelers spend approximately $43,000,000,000
annually in the United States;
Whereas development and promotion of tourism have brought new industries, jobs,
and economic revitalization to cities and regions across the United States;
Whereas tourism contributes substantially to personal growth, education,
appreciation of intercultural differences, and the enhancement of international
understanding and good will; and
Whereas the abundant natural and man-made attractions of the United States
and the hospitality of the American people establish the United States as
the preeminent destination for both foreign and domestic travelers: Now,
therefore, be it
 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
 of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning on the second
 Sunday in May 1990 is designated as `National Tourism Week'. The President is
 authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the
 United States to observe that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.