Proclamation 5768 -- National Tourism Week, 1988
the President of the
year, millions of Americans and visitors from abroad travel throughout our
country to see for themselves the beauty of our land, the hospitality of our
people, and the record of our history. They discover the glory and story of
and tourism offer countless benefits for Americans and for our guests from
other lands, including domestic friendship and international goodwill, enhanced
communication and cooperation, and the chance to view and visit natural wonders
of limitless variety, city and countryside, and outstanding cultural events.
Our comprehensive services and accommodations make
travel and tourism industry, once small, is now our third-largest retail trade
and second-largest employer. The travel industry directly or indirectly supports
nearly seven million jobs and generates some $292 billion in receipts, or 6.4
percent of our gross national product. Internationally, tourism now is the
largest business export among
National Tourism Week reminds us not only of the economic, educational, and recreational benefits of travel and tourism but also of the warm and wide welcome that Americans traditionally and gladly offer to neighbors from near and far.
The Congress, by Public Law 100 - 214, has designated the week beginning the third Sunday in May 1988 as ``National Tourism Week'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of February, in
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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