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Tour to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island

June 25, 2012


Date: 06/25/2012 Location: New York, NY Description: National Parks Service Ranger with foreign journalists visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Islands. - State Dept Image


June 25, 2012; New York, NY
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center, 646-282-2830; email: nyfpc@state.gov

New York Foreign Press Center worked with the National Parks Service to organize a "National Tourism Treasures" tour to Federal Hall, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  Sixteen journalists from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Vietnam participated.  These nationally managed historical sites are key assets of the President's National Travel and Tourism Strategy (launched in May 2012P to attract 100 million foreign tourists by 2021.