Obama to visit Cooperstown

By Erika Mahoney

May 17, 2014 Updated May 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) President Barack Obama announced plans to visit Cooperstown on Thursday in his weekly web and radio address.

He won't be talking about baseball, but rather tourism in America, one of our nation's largest export industries.

"If we make it easier for more foreign visitors to spend money and visit America's attractions and unparalleled national parks, that helps local businesses and grows the economy for everyone," said Obama.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the outlook for continued growth in international travel is promising.

The department reports 72.2 million foreign travelers are projected to visit the U.S. this year, a record number.

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