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Jul 27, 2010 11:36 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Official: Make BP pay to restore tourism

The head of the U.S. Travel Association is proposing that BP set aside $500 million for a marketing campaign to help draw tourists to the Gulf Coast.

Roger Dow makes the proposal in prepared testimony to a House panel looking at the oil spill's impact on tourism. The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau made a similar proposal last month.

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