Where do McCain, Obama stand on tourism-related issues?
It's been called the tourism lobby's Holy Grail: a national advertising campaign paid for by the federal government. The "Travel Promotion Act" is currently before Congress. It would allow the federal government to charge travelers from certain overseas countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, a $10 fee. The money collected -- an estimated $100 million a year -- would be spent on marketing to lure international travelers to the U.S. Boosters say the plan would help the economy by increasing the number of overseas travelers. They also say it would help restore America's reputation abroad, as people who have vacationed here are more likely to view the country fondly