The head of the US Travel Association has hit out at president Donald Trump’s budget proposal to axe the Brand USA tourism marketing agency and shift the revenue to Customs and Border Protection, as part of budget proposals for the next decade.

Brand USA is funded through fees that inbound travellers pay under the visa-waiver scheme, and according to the firm Oxford Economics, was responsible for adding $8.9 billion to the US economy last year. International visitors support 15 million American jobs in the tourism industry.

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