Minnesota Industry Efforts Lead to Congressional Support of Tourism
Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
A strong Minnesota tourism industry contingency including Maureen Bausch, Mall of America; Charley Johnson, Fargo-Moorhead CVB; Nancy Johnson and Tammy Lee Stanoch, Carlson Companies; Brad Jones, Rochester CVB; Dave Looby, Minneapolis Northwest CVB; and Stephen Russell, China USA Travel Inc., along with John Edman and Colleen Tollefson of Explore Minnesota, participated in the "Destination Capitol Hill" congressional meetings in Washington, D.C., in late February.
Their discussions were rewarded with both Congressmen Nolan and Peterson signing on to the JOLT (Jobs Originated through Launching Travel) Act and additional commitments to help support visa videoconferencing and reauthorization of Brand USA. Senator Klobuchar continues to lead efforts at a federal level to grow travel and tourism.