A large group of senior executives from the US attractions industry met with law-makers in the IAAPA US Advocacy Days, April 8 and 9, in Washington DC.
Nearly 40 executives met with 66 congressional officers to discuss the industry’s legislative priorities and any issues of a regulatory nature.
"This year marks another successful IAAPA US Advocacy Days, bringing leaders together to share the attractions industry's voice on Capitol Hill," said Randy Davis, senior vice president of safety and advocacy at IAAPA. "As part of IAAPA's on-going US advocacy efforts, this event provides an important opportunity for members to discuss with policy makers the key issues impacting the industry.”
The American attractions industry is estimated to entertain 333 million visitors each year, employ 733,605 people and has a total revenue of US$51bn. The congressional leaders attending the Advocacy Days represented 17 US states. They talked about safety, the J-l Exchange Visitor Program and restrictions on drones over and close to fixed-site facilities such as amusement parks.