Hawaii Senator chosen to lead tourism subcommittee

Published On: Mar 02 2014 01:35:00 PM HST

Hawaii is getting a national voice when it comes to tourism policies.

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The U.S. Senate created a new subcommittee focusing on issues like attracting international visitors, making it easier for them to travel to the United States and providing them with a unique experience once they're here.

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz was appointed as the subcommittee's chairman, saying it will help expand our state's already growing tourism industry.

"This is one of the few areas where there's a real opportunity to work on a bi-partisan basis," Schatz said. "People in both parties understand the importance of tourism, and what it does in terms of putting cash into our economy and helping out small businesses."

As for the first issue on the agenda for the subcommittee, Schatz says they will focus on moving forward with more visa waivers especially in China and the Asian Pacific region.


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