America the Tourist Un-friendly

May 21, 2012

America’s war on tourists. Since 9/11, increased security measures and visa restrictions have made travel to the US an increasing hassle. Earlier this month, President Obama announced plans to attract twice as many tourists to America in the next decade. He projected that the initiative would add two-to- three million jobs and result in $250 billion in revenue by the end of 2021. Matthew Yglesias is on board. He’s author of Slate’s Moneybox column, where he recently wrote about making it easier for foreign visitors to spend their vacation budget on US shores.