|Enacted by||the 111th United States Congress|
|Titles amended||8 U.S.C.: Aliens and Nationality|
22 U.S.C.: Foreign Relations and Intercourse
|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 (text) (pdf), Sec. 9) is a law creating the Corporation for Travel Promotion (d.b.a. Brand USA), 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.
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 Archived 2013-04-04 at the Wayback Machine 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 Archived 2012-02-05 at the Wayback Machine
- "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