Congress has passed a “stop-gap” budget, that will keep the government running until December 9, after the presidential election. The good news is that the budget included funds to fight the Zika Virus. This will be a huge help to our partners and friends in Florida! Thank you to everyone who sent messages to their representatives in the House and Senate to get this added to the budget bill. We now need to contact our representatives to see that a successful budget is passed that will benefit tourism in the USA. Let's do our part to make certain that proper funding is given for Customs/Border Patrol, TSA, Hiring for Consulates to speed up the Visa Interview Processes and infrastructure for roads, bridges and our National Parks. It makes our jobs so much easier when we can promote visits to the USA that include attractive sights and a warm welcome. Let your elected delegations know where tourism stands!
I also want to wish all of our friends in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina well. I hope that the effects of the Hurricane this past weekend were minimal and all will be back to normal for everyone very soon.
-Gary Schluter, Chairman
Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours