H.R.3670 - Improving Public Diplomacy through International Travel Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] (Introduced 09/26/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/08/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3670 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/26/2007)
Improving Public Diplomacy through International Travel Act - Directs the Secretary of State to enhance diplomatic relations with foreign countries and promote domestic business interests abroad by establishing a grant program to promote international travel to the United States.
Directs a grant recipient to develop a promotion program to encourage international travel to the United States and to effectively communicate U.S. entry requirements, including required documentation, fees, and processes.
Sets forth the following market phase-ins: (1) year one, Canada; (2) year two, Canada and Mexico; (3) year three, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom; (4) year four, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan; and (5) year five, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany.
Reserves 20% of grant funds for promotion programs for destinations that lack the resources to market themselves internationally.