(Cooperstown, NY) -- President Obama is pitching tourism, calling it a boon to economic growth. At the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the President unveiled new federal efforts to reduce wait times at international airports. He said, the faster foreign travelers can get through U.S. airports the faster they can get to big American tourist spots. The Baseball Hall of Fame attracts nearly 300-thousand visitors every year. The President said the Baseball Hall of Fame reflects the best of American values -- grit, determination, hard work and community.