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Tourism industry plans to increase park visits

Updated: September 14, 2006, 12:04 AM ET
By Caroline Ruse | Scripps Howard News Service — Sept. 13, 2006

WASHINGTON — Representatives from the travel and tourism industry told members of Congress on Wednesday that they hope federal support for a new marketing strategy will help buoy the declining number of visitors to national parks.

"America's National Parks are not only an important component of our nation's social fabric. They are often the driving force in the economies of many rural communities," said Bob Warren, manager of the Redding (Calif.) Convention and Visitors Bureau and ...

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