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January 14, 2008

U.S. Cities Put on the Charm for Foreign Tourists

Immigrant money helps the USA;

By ERIC PFANNER, Published: January 14, 2008

"THE weak dollar has made shopping sprees in America a bargain for many international visitors. Still, outside favored destinations like New York, many places in the United States are having a hard time attracting foreign tourists and their euros, pounds and yen.

The number of visitors from overseas — that is, excluding Canada and Mexico — rose 7 percent last year, to 23.2 million, according to the United States Commerce Department. That was still well below the 26 million who entered the United States in 2000, before the post-9/11 security clampdown created new inconveniences for foreign travelers...".

at; http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/business/media/14adco.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

Posted by VisaLawyer at January 14, 2008 11:57 AM

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