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Queens Congressman Pushes to Boost Tourism

by Marisa Galdi
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Queens Congressman wants to expand Visa Waiver Program to South America

Queens Congressman Joseph Crowley wants to make it easier for residents of Brazil, Chile and Argentina to spend time in the Big Apple.


Crowley is calling on the government to expand a program that allows foreigners to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days. He said the Visa Waiver Program is a great way to boost the city’s tourism and create jobs.


Crowley said, “They’re some of the fastest growing countries in the world today, their economies are booming, and on average they spend about 5 thousand dollars per person when they come to the United States for vacation.”


Crowley said tourism is responsible for more than 300-thousand jobs in New York City alone.

 

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