U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Mark Begich (D-AK), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Harry Reid (D-NV) , Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Mark Warner (D-VA), introduced a resolution yesterday recognizing National Travel and Tourism Week to emphasize the importance of the travel and tourism sector for the economies of communities throughout the nation. Begich, Kirk, and Klobuchar are all founding members of the bipartisan Senate Tourism Caucus.
"When one in eight jobs depends on tourism and travel, this industry is an invaluable asset to our country and to Illinois," said Sen. Kirk. "This resolution acknowledges the need to prioritize and promote travel initiatives, which will create new jobs and enhance cross-cultural understanding."
“Tourism is one of the most essential industries to Alaska’s economy, employing thousands of hard-working Alaskans,” said Sen. Begich. “I am proud to join a group of bipartisan Senators to recognize the important role our travel and tourism businesses play in creating jobs and stimulating our overall economy.”