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Secretary Locke Statement on National Travel and Tourism Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Secretary Locke Statement on National Travel and Tourism Week

Last year, a record 58 million travelers visited the United States to conduct business, see family and friends, and experience our big cities, small towns and incredible natural wonders. As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, we are reminded that the industry benefits every state and U.S. territory, employing more than eight million workers across the country.

The Department of Commerce is committed to boosting to people of all nations U.S. travel and tourism by developing programs to promote the industry, capturing data on its economic impact, and advocating on behalf of travel and tourism in the United States and abroad.