New U.S. National Travel Strategy Revealed
The United States Department of Commerce has announced a new strategy to welcome international travelers again after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commerce Department revealed that the goal is to welcome 90 million international visitors by 2027 and to achieve an estimated $279 billion in annual spending. Additionally, the government agency is looking to modernize and streamline entry procedures for international visitors and to reduce COVID-related restrictions that make travel more complicated.
Before the pandemic, the U.S. welcomed 79.4 million international visitors, which dropped to 19.2 million in 2020 and increased to 22.1 million in 2021. International tourism spending reached $239.4 billion in 2019 but dropped to $81 billion during the pandemic.
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