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5.8.17 SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY RELEASES STATEMENTS ON FEDERAL FUNDING FOR:

Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Heritage Areas Programs. 

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5.2.17 SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2017 PUBLIC POLICY GOALS

One of the pillars of the Southeast Tourism Society is to serve as a unified voice on matters of legislation, public policy and the future of the tourism sector.  Through the leadership of the Board of Directors’ Advocacy Pillar Committee, the aim of STS’s public policy agenda is to advance travel and tourism as a driving force for economic growth and job creation, preserving the culture and history of the Southeast, and showcasing the exceptional travel experiences of our region.
 
To ensure the tourism sector remains an engine of growth, STS advances these policy priorities in the 115th Congress: Read Them


 

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS NATIVE ACT

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed S. 1579, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act.  The Act requires the Departments of Commerce, the Interior, and other Federal agencies with recreational travel or tourism functions to update their management plans and tourism initiatives to include Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

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