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U.S. Government’s Global Tourism Tax Blitzkrieg: Travel Promotion Act (TPA)
Desperate for Revenue Streams U.S. Government Passes TPA Tax, Harmful to Domestic Tourism and Jobs
Currently U.S. individual states, counties and local governments in cooperation with private businesses promote U.S. destinations globally. In 1994, the entity within the U.S. Department of Commerce responsible for tourism promotions overseas was dissolved and the U.S. saw increases in tourism debunking the myth that the U.S. requires a centralized federal government tourism bureaucracy to compete globally for tourism receipts.
It is the role of the U.S. State Department and our embassies to engage their respective populations through public diplomacy campaigns which by definition includes tourism promotions.
“The irony is that national governments globally are decentralizing their tourism promotion operations placing greater responsibility and control at the local level,” said Gregory Kelly, CEO, K2 Global Communications LLC http://www.k2globalcomm.com/
The weak dollar is what made the U.S. an attractive destination for visitors; however, the tightened entry requirements in the name of national security encouraged many to vacation elsewhere.
The recently passed Travel Promotion Act (TPA) will do little more than turn away more travelers (revenue) with the ten-dollar tax going to the federal government rather than the local businesses and communities who are the major beneficiaries of tourism.
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Our firm is comprised of a network of highly proficient professionals specializing in: Public Diplomacy, Tourism, Culture and Culinary Arts promotions.
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K2 Global Communications LLC CEO Gregory Kelly’s experience includes public relations, international relations, public/government affairs, corporate communications, and relationship building from the local-to-international level.
He has worked as a U.S. Congress Assistant. He is also the former Manager of Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising for the Korea National Tourism Organization where his duties included speech writing for senior Korean government officials and establishing and maintaining working relationships with various foreign and domestic companies, government agencies and media outlets.
Mr. Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York at Potsdam where he majored in political science and minored in communications.
Mr. Kelly resides in the Hudson Valley, married with one daughter.
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