MCLEAN, Va.--()--Hilton Worldwide issued the following statement today from President & CEO Christopher J. Nassetta regarding the reintroduction of the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act:
“We applaud the reintroduction of the JOLT Act by Congressman Joe Heck, which has the potential to create an immediate stimulus to our economy by adding millions of new tourism dollars and thousands of new jobs. Recently we’ve seen impressive results from modest improvements to the visa processing system, so it’s clear that we can build significantly on this momentum by allowing more of our long-time ally nations into the Visa Waiver Program. We look forward to swift Congressional approval of this legislation, and to welcoming many new visitors to our country’s extensive attractions.”
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