Thursday, August 09, 2007
Welcome to the USA
Without getting all political, we can say that we’re not President Bush’s biggest fans. While we’re certainly not his least favorite, we do not wear I heart Bush t-shirts for many, many reasons. Well, the man has scored some points with us this week by signing legislation that expands the Visa Waiver Program. The expansion of the legislation will allow citizens from 39 countries (up from 27) to visit the United States for up to 90 days without a visa, while putting measures in place to enhance national security and improve the arrival process through customs upon entry in the U.S. The National Tour Association, a big proponent of the legislation’s expansion, notes that it will help the U.S. regain lost market share in international travel and work to improve the United States’ image abroad, and we’re definitely big fans of that.