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02/25/2010 11:12 AM ID: 83066 Permalink   

Creating Jobs in America by Luring Foreign Travelers to the U.S.

 

Next week lawmakers vote on the Travel Promotion Act. A $10 fee will be charged to visitors from 35 countries that do not require visas to enter the United States. The bill has passed the House of Representatives.

Marketing campaigns are focusing on America as a destination. Surveys have shown that many foreigners view the U.S. as a desirable place to vacation.

Roger Dow of the US Travel Association said: "Overseas travel to the United States is down 9% since 2000," and that "if more people come to the United States, more Americans work."

 
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  Hahhahhahaha  
 
"Surveys have shown many foreigners view the U.S. as a desirable place to vacation." Again. hahahhahahahhaa
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/25/2010 02:53 PM     
  Poll question :  
 
For a vacation, would you go:
A. Irak
B. Iran
C. Afganisthan
D. US
 
  by: Rv3   02/25/2010 02:58 PM     
  I must agree with skcuss  
 
and join is evil laughter hahahaha.

I know of noone who wants to travel to the united states and i know a lot of different people of all walks of life and not one, when talking about holliday destinations, ever said when the USA was suggested: yes thats the place we want to go.

It is rather the opposite.
 
  by: Flutje   02/25/2010 03:00 PM     
  I dunno  
 
A lot of people I know outside the US have always wanted to visit NY, San Fran and even LA. We also have some nice outdoors places. Some countries simply dont have places like Yellowstone or similar places if you are the outdoors type. Other than that though I would rather visit somewhere else...
 
  by: slavefortheman     02/25/2010 03:13 PM     
  well  
 
I´ve been to the US a few times on holiday. NY is a great city if you´re one of the sight-seeing types. I also went to Miami which was nice, but the amount of non-English speaking people and the fact that Spanish was pretty much the first language there kind of bothered me. Overall though it was a nice country that has a lot, every type of climate and a LOT to do. The only annoying thing was watching Americans ask if I was Australian when I have a clear British accent...not too clever.
 
  by: Anost1   02/25/2010 03:45 PM     
  cute!  
 
"A $10.00 fee will be charged to visitors from 35 countries that do not require visas to enter the United States. The bill has passed House of Representatives." what a way to get in free.. $10 bucks and stay forever.. a life time vacation on teh U.S.
 
  by: shannon853   02/25/2010 05:09 PM     
  Anost1  
 
Not all Americans have traveled outside the USA. I myself have traveled internationally since 1962. I can understand their confusion. If you´re so sensitive about being about being confused for an Australian maybe you should wear a British Teeshirt or cap. Don´t be so hard on them. As for the lack of english in Miami, I must agree 1,000% it really sucks. When my wife and I went there in ´76 we had numerous items from high quality store (mucho $$) but the "young" clerks would NOT speak english to us. We understand spanish but it was evident they were born in the USD, but were just being as_holes. We dumped all items on the counter and walked out. It remains the same today and our politicians will not enforce english anywhere in the USA.
 
  by: robbierobertson   02/25/2010 07:27 PM     
  Haha  
 
I´ll join the the laughter HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

We´re going to start charging people who legally come here temporarily, not the ones who do it illegally permanently.
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     02/25/2010 07:37 PM     
  @robbierobertson  
 
"We understand spanish but it was evident they were born in the USD, but were just being as_holes. We dumped all items on the counter and walked out."

and to think you though THEY were assholes... just for not speaking enlgish... WTF... you admittedly could understand them... and again THEY werre the asshole?.. maybe its just because i´m canadian (a country that has more than one language, and tolerates virtually every language) but to me THEY weren´t the assholes (hell, maybe they didn´t speak english or didn´t speak it well, but no lets just call them assholes for not speaking english) nor would they have been if you couldn´t understand them.

"It remains the same today and our politicians will not enforce english anywhere in the USA."

and FYI if you don´t know whay alot of americans speak spanish... go learn history; southern american is made up of many hispanic states, i don´t think florida was one of them, but they are very close to latin america and hence the spanish language is a interal part of their culture... politics cannot reverse this.

the problem ISN´T the multi-culturalism (part of which is multiple languages) but rather the US´s uni-culturalism, in the US you are EXPECTED to be an english speaking american (preferably not of one of a smaller minorities) FIRST, then what-ever you ACTUALLY are SECOND... needless to say thats more than alittle unrealistic... and more-over its assbackwards... otherwise you´d be speaking a native language, not english.

but hell lets not lets logic get in the way america´s idealized uni-culturalism.
 
  by: HAVOC666     02/25/2010 07:52 PM     
  Hmm  
 
I´ve never understood people who have a problem with people speaking different languages, personally I love it.

When i go out for a fag(cigarette) break at work I can stand there listening to lots of different languages. Plus it has also given my chance to try and learn new languages such as Japanese and Russian which I am picking up from friends I´ve made there.
 
  by: Claridus   02/25/2010 08:18 PM     
  here´s my thoughts on it  
 
Surveys have shown that many foreigners view the U.S. as a desirable place to vacation. .. (hmm, I bet a desirable place to vacation, the view foreigners have about the US, I really wonder why would they really want to come here, hmm)

Marketing campaigns focusing on America as destination .. (sounds like strategic military planning focusing on objective) and again why would they really wanna come?

"Overseas travel to the United States is down 9% since 2000" .. of course, since the war started and I bet it would be safer to say since 2001 .. but then again during the bush presidency campaign, he was campaigning about the military needs more money but congress was stating "no, they don´t, we are not at war" and he was campaigning about immigration reform "we need to tighten up our borders" (like most politicians) .. and well you see the reverse happened during the second presidency campaigning welcoming it "if you make it here then it´s ok" then the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) was issuing licenses to illegal people while registering them at the same time to vote ..

yeah I bet they wanna come but to do what?

and my opinion about the people here already illegally, they are to scared to help they´re own society (or lazy), to help their own people, trying to make a change in their government, in their land, and they come over here and talk sh*t about what we need to do but are the very cowards that turn their back on their own people and do nothing to help change .. the only change is coming here and telling us what we need, cowards not even applying themselves in their society to help, running and coming here pointing fingers .. that is the assessment.



 
  by: Key2000     02/25/2010 08:28 PM     
  @key2000  
 
are you native american?, if not what country did you and your ancestors COWARDLY (as you say) run from rather than sticking it out and bettering things there, instead they COWARDLY ran to the US, right?...

oh wait, thats a different story because they´re related to you...

i sure hope you´re a native.. because otherwise your a hypocrit.
 
  by: HAVOC666     02/25/2010 08:40 PM     
  @HAV  
 
native american? yeah buddie I am, I have a very big background in it. and you point?
 
  by: Key2000     02/25/2010 08:44 PM     
  @key2000  
 
well if your native american then the point doesn´t apply to you (or other native american) unless you leave the continent of america (not just the country you live in).

but if you weren´t (native) then by the logic of your own post your ancestors would have been cowards (or still would be if some of them weren´t).

the point was that calling people cowards for going to a place they considered a better place to live is absurd... i was counting on you not being native to prove that absurdity.
 
  by: HAVOC666     02/25/2010 09:26 PM     
  @HAV  
 
hehe .. believe me bro I´m not gonna stick myself in that situation because that would defile, defeat myself .. I only comment for fun or from observation .. and sometimes because of thought stimuli ..

here´s a thought stimuli .. everyone talks about new world order, but "what if" gov officials said "the situation we have developed in our system was brought about by the system created by and for the people, leading to system failure, the people have voted these ideology systems in, and it is failing, we must take control, a new world order, yes before we fail completely, yes, we are my brother´s keeper .."

I think somehow it will get reversed, there´s alot point to it.

:-)
 
  by: Key2000     02/25/2010 09:47 PM     
  and  
 
and yes I believe people who really want a better life, should better their life, and be open mined.

to each and their own
 
  by: Key2000     02/25/2010 09:57 PM     
  @key2000  
 
"but "what if" gov officials said "the situation we have developed in our system was brought about by the system created by and for the people, leading to system failure, the people have voted these ideology systems in, and it is failing, we must take control, a new world order, yes before we fail completely, yes, we are my brother´s keeper .."

actually, a portion of new world order conspiracists DO think that is the case, that they are trying to bring peace through very misguided methods; such as peace through war, and unity through division. most however think they are just trying to consolidate wealth can power into very few hands on the global, which never bodes well even on much smaller scales... and any countries that tend to benifit from their practices has only done so typically in the upper classes, while the lower classes are just as bad off or worse than before.

i think in there eye´s they probably think they are doing good, or at least the right thing in the situation... but right for whom?, because its not most people, not me, not you, probably not anyone we know, but its certianly benifiting someone, otherwise it wouldn´t be done, but in the end to most people its just a malicious, global power grab.
 
  by: HAVOC666     02/25/2010 10:06 PM     
  HAV  
 
Dude you got a problem with things. I am a native born American, married to a foreigner. I did not have money to go to college so used my GI loan, going to school with foreigners that the government paid to go to school. Yes these people (prev mentioned) were indeed born in the US, worked in the US, schooled by the US gov but still would not use the native language (english) in public. I have nothing against different cultures, I have many friends who are from other countries as I worked internationally for numerous years and have friends from South/Central America, Africa, Europe, UK, Mid East, Far East, Australia and even had a couple Canadians I worked with. I encourage people to use "their" native language in their homes, read native books and watch native films. I do/did not expect the elder people to know our native language as I suffered in many countries trying to speak their languages with my age it´s difficult. Kids can pick it up within weeks. So you can back off of "us" being against multi-cultures. I just don´t like states like Florida, N.M., Calif, etc voting yearly on "what is the states official language". That is where I´m complaining about the gov not doing their part.
 
  by: robbierobertson   02/25/2010 10:54 PM     
  @Robbie  
 
Havoc is on your side if you are a native American, what he doesn´t understand from you is that, you are polishing English as a native language in America, which is baffling to me as well!?

English can not be American Native language, since there are native people in America who are known as Native Americans, or aboriginals. Their language is not English.

He is also telling Key2000, cowards are from his lineage as well, if they are not Native. Since a common progenitor had to have sprung from somewhere else than America, instead Key2000 thinks, since he was born in America he has the right to call others who are following the foot steps of key2000´s ancestors as COWARDS. Which he (HAV) is calling it "hypocrit"(e).

I concur.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/26/2010 05:19 PM     
  Addendum  
 
Dont get me wrong when I laugh at this survey.

People that I know dont want to come to America because of it´s arrogance not the place itself.

In my honest opinion:

There is no place on this earth as beautiful as America (North America) Including Canada. USA is an absolute ocular delight, the landscape, mountains and it´s climatic variations are an absolute wonder, not to mention the greatest thing America has preserved, it´s natural beauty.

America is a land second to none, when you travel by road from coast to coast, you´d be amazed at it´s preservation and National Parks, America has what Europe lacks.

A grandiose outdoor.

Europe may have had emerged from its ecclesiastical past of feudal despotism followed by the renaissance, which gave us the art and statues, which we marvel at as we watch them displayed from one museum to another. America has far better wonder than these arts.

Americas beauty is impeccable, pure and natural, there is no place you may wander off and not have one of those moments where you´d simply be awestruck bristling at a vastness of its natural resources.

I have traveled the American pastures, have seen Bison grazing in their natural habitat and watched Grizzly bear standing tall looking so majestic that, it would scare the crap out of you, even if you are confined in your vehicle. Simply awesome.

Not to mention lakes and rivers and trees. The great California Sequoia towering to heights unthinkable and as old as this civilisation of humanity.

Then they give you one and only Las-Vegas. An urban jungle that is sprawled with the best spivs in the World.

It is Americans who are shunning off foreigners, not their beautyfull land.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/26/2010 05:52 PM     
  skcuss  
 
my ancestors were here before pilgrams, way long before .. and my ancestors did not leave the country they stood their ground .. and when almost all tribes were wiped out, the few chiefs that were alive sign a paper basically to stop the genocide of the blood lines .. there is already tribes never to be seen again .. but I take it you do not know anything of the history.

but we stood out ground and didn´t runaway to some other country .. true warrior.
 
  by: Key2000     02/26/2010 09:05 PM     
  @HAVOC  
 
"the problem ISN´T the multi-culturalism (part of which is multiple languages) but rather the US´s uni-culturalism, in the US you are EXPECTED to be an english speaking american (preferably not of one of a smaller minorities) FIRST, then what-ever you ACTUALLY are SECOND... needless to say thats more than alittle unrealistic... and more-over its assbackwards... otherwise you´d be speaking a native language, not english."

And what unified language would you like for us to speak? What if my main language is English and our nation had no unified language, should I be expected to switch to Spanish in case I might meet one? Well, thats all well and good assuming you can get those spanish speaking people to speak to me in English if I choose to understand English that day, instead of spanish. Do you expect me to learn the hundreds of languages spread across the US? Do you want me to learn Russian just in case? Indian (from India)? Even the Native Americans did not have a standard language. So what language would you like for me to speak?

In my young youthful age where I have no wisdom, it would seem standardizing a language would be the most efficient cause. But, what language should that be since English is clearly not the winner?
 
  by: nimira     03/01/2010 11:25 PM     
 
 
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