Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/295

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PUBLIC LAW 102-372—SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1175 SEC. 5. POLICY CLARIFICATIONS. Section 101(b) (22 U.S.C. 2121(b)) is amended— (1) by simending paragraph (1) to read as follows: "(1) optimize the contributions of the tourism and recreation industries to the position of the United States with respect to international competitiveness, economic prosperity, full employment, and the balance of payments;"; (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (12) as paragraphs (6) through (16), respectively; and (3) by inserting immediately after paragraph (1) the following new paragraphs: "(2) increase United States export earnings from United States tourism and transportation services traded internationaly; "(3) ensure the orderly growth and development of tourism; "(4) coordinate and encourage the development of the tourism industry in rural communities which— "(A) have been severely affected by the decline of agriculture, family farming, or the extraction or manufacturing industries, or by the closing of military bases; and "(B) have the potential necessary to support and sustain an economy based on tourism; "(5) promote increased and more effective investment in international tourism by the States, local governments, and cooperative tourism marketing programs;". SEC. 6. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE. (a) DUTIES OF SECRETARY. —Section 201 (22 U.S.C. 2122) is amended— (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (6) as paragraphs (3) through (7), respectively; (2) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated) by striking "tourist facilities," and all that follows and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "receptive, linguistic, informational, currency exchange, meal, and package tour services required by the international market;"; (3) by inserting immediately after paragraph (1) the following: "(2) provide export promotion services that will increase the number of States, local governments (as defined in section 3371(2) of title 5, United States Code), and companies in the United States that sell their tourism services in the international market, expand the number of foreign markets in which e^orting States, cities, and companies are active, and inform States, cities, and companies in the United States regarding the specialized services the international market requires;"; (4) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (7) (as so redesignated) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and the use of other United States providers of travel products and services; and"; and (5) by inserting immediately after such paragraph (7) the following new paragraph: "(8) advise and provide information and technical assistance to United States firms seeking to facihtate travel to and from the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe and the