Travel Promotion Act of 2009
|Other short titles||United States Capitol Police Administrative Technical Corrections Act of 2009|
|Long title||To make technical corrections to the laws affecting certain administrative authorities of the United States Capitol Police, and for other purposes.|
|Enacted by||the 111th United States Congress|
|Titles amended||8, 22|
|U.S.C. sections created||22 U.S.C. § 2123, § 2123a, § 2131|
|U.S.C. sections amended|
The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111–145, Sec. 9) is a law creating the Corporation for Travel Promotion, a public-private partnership tasked with promoting tourism in the United States. To fund the Corporation's activities, the Act provides for a fee of $10 for use of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Additionally, the Act authorizes a further charge to recover the costs of providing and administrating the ESTA.
Brand USA (formerly Corporation for Travel Promotion) gets matching funds from the federal government equivalent to what it raises from the private sector, not to exceed a maximum of $100 million.
On July 22, 2014, the House voted to pass the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014 Act (H.R. 4450; 113th Congress), a bill that would extend the provisions of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, which established the Corporation for Travel Promotion, through September 30, 2020, and impose new performance and procurement requirements on the corporation.
- The President Signs the Travel Promotion Bill White House Video
- 75 FR 47701
- "European Parliament criticizes ESTA fee to fund travel promotion". Visa Bureau. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
- US Launches Corporation for Travel Promotion
- "CBO - H.R. 4450". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "H.R. 4450". United States Congress. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- EU Ambassador John Bruton: Statement On The Travel Promotion Act Of 2009 (internet archive), June 2009