Summary: S.2536 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/1973)

National Tourism Act - Establishes in the Department of Commerce a National Tourism Administration, headed by an Undersecretary of Commerce for Tourism appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Directs the Secretary to establish in the Administration four bureaus: (1) Bureau of Tourism Research and Planning; (2) Bureau of Tourism Information and Promotion; (3) Bureau of Tourism Facilities; and (4) Bureau of Regional Tourism Development. Directs the Secretary to carry out enumerated functions through each such bureau, including, (1) through the Bureau of Tourism Research and Planning: prepare a nationwide master plan for tourism development; and (2) through the Bureau of Tourism Information and Promotion: transfer all personnel, funds, and commitments of the United States Travel Service to the Administration.

Provides that, in order to promote the purposes of this Act, the Secretary of State shall: (1) provide for an accounting of the number of visitors from Canada and Mexico who remain in the United States more than twenty-four hours; and (2) promote the active participation of the United States in the World Tourism Organization.

Authorizes to be appropiated such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.