Interior, park service to stress tourism in Va.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Tourism and travel are the focus of a scheduled visit to Richmond by the secretary of the interior and the chief of the National Park Service.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the park director, Jon Jarvis, are scheduled to lead a town hall meeting Wednesday on how to increase travel and tourism in Virginia. By doing so, they say local economies will benefit and jobs will be created.

Gov. Bob McDonnell will join Salazar and Jarvis for what they're calling a major announcement regarding the Richmond National Battlefield Park.