Travel: Discovering America

In a practical exercise of people-to-people diplomacy, 13 foreign envoys and their families recently took a 5,000-mile, expense-paid trailer trip across the U.S. Organized by nonprofit Travel Program for Foreign Diplomats Inc., the tour's aim was to let the visitors "get to know us, our land, our people and our institutions."

A record number of foreign visitors are, in fact, discovering America—and they are spending more than half a billion dollars of valuable exchange while enjoying the scenery. In the first eight months of 1967, there was a 28.7% increase over 1966 as 973,578 business and pleasure visitors arrived from...

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