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Obama set to launch new tourism drive

Obama set to launch new tourism drive
21 May 2014

US president Barack Obama is preparing to launch a new campaign designed to boost visitor numbers in the country.

Indeed, Mr Obama is to promote summer tourism this week by delivering a speech relating to the industry at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mr Obama, in his weekly radio address, said that tourism can be a lucrative export.

"If we make it easier for more foreign visitors to visit and spend money at America's attractions and unparalleled national parks, that helps local businesses and grows the economy for everyone," he remarked.

The visit is set to be the first time that an incumbent US president has visited the institution.

This comes shortly after tourism officials in New York announced plans to boost visitor numbers in the coming months and years.

To this end, they have increased the state's marketing budget substantially and will hope to see the results in the coming months.ADNFCR-408-ID-801722220-ADNFCR

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