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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - U.S. Travel Association
Almost two-thirds of visitors to the United States are "frustrated" by long lines and inefficient customs and entry procedures at the nation's airports, and nearly half will tell others to avoid travel to the U.S. as a result, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
Tourism revenue in Virginia topped more than $20 billion in 2011, an 8 percent increase over the previous year.
Visitors to the District last year spent $6 billion on items like hotels, restaurants, transportation and attractions, an increase of more than 6 percent over 2010, tourism officials said.
While security has "vastly improved" since the creation of the Transportation Security Administration a decade ago, there is still "a great deal of work to do" in improving traveler satisfaction, according to a new survey released Wednesday by a travel and tourism trade group.
The first nightmare for John and Kathy Struchen, owners of Lanier Sailing Academy in Pensacola, Fla., was the fear of what could happen — tar balls washing up on shore, black sludge invading bay inlets — after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded exactly a year ago off the coast of Louisiana.
U.S. travelers are indeed annoyed by the airport pat-downs and other enhanced security measures, but having to remove their shoes tops the list of air-travel hassles they would like the next Congress to address, according to an extensive industry survey released Tuesday.
How did an agency created to protect the public become the target of so much public scorn?