DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
UNITED STATES TRAVEL AND TOURISM PROMOTION ADVISORY BOARD
AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting
DATE: September 8, 2003
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
PLACE: Ellis Island, NY
SUMMARY: The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory
Board (‘Board”) will hold its inaugural meeting on
September 8, 2003 at Ellis Island, NY.
The Board will discuss the design, development and subsequent
implementation of an international advertising and promotional
campaign, which will seek to encourage individuals from select
countries to travel to the United States for the express purpose
of engaging in tourism. The meeting will be open to the public.
Time will be permitted for public comment.
Written comments concerning Board affairs are welcome anytime before
or after the meeting. Written comments should be directed to Julie
Heizer, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, International Trade
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue,
NW, Room 7025, Washington, DC 20230; via fax at (202) 482-4272;
or, via e-mail at email@example.com.
Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.
The Board is mandated by Public Law 108-7, Section 210. As directed
by Public Law 108-7, Section 210, the Secretary of Commerce shall
design, develop and implement an international advertising and
promotional campaign, which seeks to encourage individuals to
travel to the United States. The Board shall recommend to the
Secretary of Commerce the appropriate coordinated activities for
funding. This campaign shall be a multi-media effort that seeks
to leverage the Federal dollars with contributions of cash and
in-kind products unique to the travel and tourism industry. The
Board was chartered in August of 2003 and will expire on August
Ellis Island is accessible by Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry,
Inc. ferries only. There is a fee to take Circle Line-Statue of
Liberty Ferry boats. Ferries depart from Battery Park in New York
City and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Persons
attending this meeting should allow ample time to clear security.
All passengers will be screened before they board the Circle Line-Statue
of Liberty Ferry boats, and there will be restrictions on backpacks
and luggage. Visitors are advised to arrive early, leaving up
to one hour for processing through the security system.
For further information phone Cary Justice, Office of Service
Industries, Tourism and Finance (SITF), International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-2560. This meeting is
physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for
sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be
directed to SITF.
Cary G. Justice
Office of Service Industries, Tourism, and Finance