President tells Orlando audience he supports federal efforts to boost tourism


By Craig Kopp – WUSF-FM

President Barack Obama announced today several federal measures designed to increase international tourism such as setting up a Global Entry Program – to fastrack visitors once they’ve cleared rigorous background checks. He also wants to expand on the 36 countries that the U.S. does NOT require a tourist visa.


Mr. Obama acknowledged that the threat of terrorism has tightened visa restrictions


Using Florida’s most popular tourism attraction as a backdrop, President Brarack Obama aligned himself with Disney’s most popular character.


The president traveled to Orlando to announce new federal measures designed to increase tourism especially from countries with a growing middle class population.


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