U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the United States. The Board advises the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry, offers counsel on current and emerging issues, and provides a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems.
Past Boards have presented Secretaries of Commerce with advice on a wide range of policies and issues facing the travel and tourism including travel facilitation, visa policy, infrastructure, aviation security, research, energy policy, and economic sustainability, as well as, valuable advice on the National Travel and Tourism Strategy (Strategy). Future Board recommendations will be shared on this site.
The Board is comprised of up to thirty-two members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. Members represent companies and organizations in the travel and tourism industry from a broad range of products and services, company sizes and geographic locations. Members serve, at the pleasure of the Secretary, typically for a two-year term. The Board was originally chartered in 2003, and because of the Department's need for the ongoing advice from industry representatives, has been re-chartered five times, most recently in August 2013.
The Assistant Secretary of Industry & Analysis serves as the Board's Executive Director. The Office of Advisory Committees serves as the Executive Secretariat for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. If you have questions or comments, please email OACIO@trade.gov.
Additional information on the U.S. travel and tourism industry can be found on the website for the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, http://travel.trade.gov.
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