Vote Travel Bus Kicks Off Tour in Las Vegas | Business
During an election year almost everything becomes a political issue, the U.S. Travel Association wants to put the travel industry on that list. It launched the Vote Travel nationwide bus tour Thursday in Las Vegas. The tour aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of output of the tourism industry.
“We do all the good things. We put people to work. We bring people from outside the United States. They leave their money and go home. You don't have to pay them. You do not have to give them health care. It is a beautiful thing, but we need more people to understand that,” President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association Roger Dow said.
The bus tour is encouraging people to let lawmakers know how important the industry is to the economy. They also want to put pressure on lawmakers to vote for projects that will improve tourism, including airport and road infrastructure.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce partnered with the travel association for the bus tour. Tourism generates $40 billion for the southern Nevada economy and supports 370,000 jobs.
The bus will go onto stops in 30 other cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami and New York.