Travel Trade Group Spent $250K Lobbying

According to, “The Travel Industry Association of America, whose members include airlines, hotels and tourism agencies, spent $250,000 in second half of 2006 lobbying the federal government, according to a disclosure form.The trade group lobbied on numerous issues, including visas, border security and National Park Service funding, according to the form posted online Thursday by the Senate’s public records office.Delta Air Lines Inc., Marriott International Inc. and American Express Co. are among the dozens of companies, state and territorial tourism offices and federal agencies that are members of the Washington-based trade group.Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.” (The links were added)

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