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: October 13, 2003
TIME: 1:30 – 4:30p.m
PLACE: Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
SUMMARY: The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory
Board (“Board”) will hold a Board meeting on October
13, 2003 at the Washington Convention Center.
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. To sign up for public comment, please contact Julie
Heizer at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting. She may
be contacted at 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
Written comments concerning Board affairs are welcome anytime before
or after the meeting. Written comments should be directed to Julie
Heizer. 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 8, 2005.
The Washington Convention Center is accessible by Metro via the
Yellow Line. The Yellow Line exit for the Washington Convention
Center is Mt. Vernon Square/ Convention Center.
For further information, phone Julie Heizer, Office of Travel and
Tourism Industries (OTTI), International Trade Administration, U.S.
Department of Commerce at (202) 482-4904. This meeting is physically
accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language
interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OTTI.