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Passed Senate amended (08/02/1996)

United States Tourism Organization Act - Establishes: (1) the National Tourism Board to develop a national travel and tourism strategy for increasing U.S. tourism; and (2) the United States Tourism Organization as a non-Federal not-for-profit organization to implement the national travel and tourism strategy developed by the Board.

Requires the Secretary of State to cooperate with the Organization and place a high priority on implementing its recommendations.

Amends the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to require the Federal trade promotion plan of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) to reflect Board recommendations. Makes the Chairman of the Organization a member of the TPCC.

Terminates the Organization and the Board if a plan for the long-term financing of the Organization has not been implemented two years after its incorporation.