JOLT Act Reintroduced in Congress
Monday April 1st, 2013 - 8:15AM W
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WASHINGTON–The Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives.
Initially introduced with strong bipartisan support in last year's 112th Congress, the JOLT Act will expand the Visa Waiver Program, establish a pilot program for the use of secure videoconferencing for visa processing and reduce wait times for visa processing.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association strongly advocates for the passage of this legislation and the JOLT Act will figure prominently in the Association's upcoming Legislative Action Summit being held here on April 23-24.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.