If I remember correctly, it was some lunatic Congressman or Senator who dreamt up the scheme for charging for the visa waivers to avoid adding to the US Deficit. To subsequently use such funds for promoting inward Tourism to the US is hypocritical in the extreme!
Why cannot the US Congress be honest with the entire US Tourism Industry?
Guys, you are just going to have to get by on domestic tourism! Forget marketing overseas...we really do not want any "aliens" coming to the US whether from "friendly" or "not so friendly" countries. They are ALL a risk!
By the way, while we are about it, you large US Air Carriers with international routes better reduce your frequencies!!!! There's going to be little growth on international routes for the next few years.
The additional staff laid-off and increasing unemployment numbers - tough!
No wonder Disney, Wynns Casinos et al are opening up theme parks outside the US. The decrease in "alien" tourism will leave little room for growth in coming years!
Not only has the US succeeded in destroying any sympathy and support it had among a bulk of the world's nations, it is now succeeding in ruining what little sympathy it has left in so-called allied and friendly countries.
Mine's the Catholic Cardinal for Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien! He told the U.S. what it was all about last week-end!