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February 12, 2008

dara1.jpgThe Presidential election is much on the minds of many in the media, as the guessing games continue about who the ultimate competitors will be for the big job.

The results of the 2008 election will leave many direct winners and losers in its wake — military spending being a big one of them. But, Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of online travel company Expedia Inc, said at the Reuters Travel and Leisure Summit in Los Angeles on Tuesday that the travel industry will also see an effect following the election.

Khosrowshahi said at the summit that a change in the administration from President George W. Bush to whomever succeeds him will likely help attract visitors to the U.S. from other countries.

The view of the United States from some countries — especially some in Europe — has suffered during Bush’s administration and Khosrowshahi sees that turning around with a new team in Washington.

Khosrowshahi was one of the featured guests on the second day of the Reuters summit, which continues through Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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