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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002
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Subject: President Proclamation on National Tourism Week 2002!

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An information service from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/
U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

May 7, 2002

President Proclamation on National Tourism Week 2002!

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) is proud to announce that President George W. Bush has officially proclaimed May 5-11, 2002 as National Tourism Week! In recognition of all the hard work that the American travel and tourism industry has made, this Proclamation acknowledges the importance of travel and tourism to the prosperity and well being of this country. The Proclamation, declared on May 6, 2002, marks the first time since 1994 that a President has publicly recognized National Tourism Week in the U.S. To view the Proclamation, visit the White House web site's Proclamation Press Page:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/proclamations/

Or, you may view the Proclamation directly:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/05/20020506-6.html

OTTI would like to encourage the Industry to use this Proclamation to highlight the importance of travel and tourism for this country.

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OTTI has engaged in several activities in celebration and recognition of National Tourism Week. In addition to working to obtain the Presidential Proclamation, OTTI has also helped plan official events and projects:

1. Assistant Secretary for Trade Development, Linda M. Conlin will speak at National Tourism Week events in New York City, Washington D.C., Miami and Orlando.

2. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Service Industries, Tourism & Finance, Douglas B. Baker will speak at National Tourism Week events in Los Angeles and Honolulu.

3. The Department of Commerce Building in Washington D.C., has displayed an outside banner stating the "U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates National Tourism Week" above the building's main entrance throughout the week.

4. OTTI has set up a table in the main Commerce Building lobby with fact sheets on the travel and tourism industry's impact on this country, as well as providing two informational brochures on some of the products and services offered by the International Trade Administration. The Travel Industry Association of America's presentation on "Tourism Works for America" is also being continuously broadcast via high-definition television.

5. The Department of Commerce has printed National Tourism Week bookmarks that include a message from the Secretary of Commerce, Donald L. Evans. The bookmarks are available at the OTTI information table as well as at the White House Visitor Center and Export Assistance Centers around the country.

OTTI's web site has the latest data on international travel to and from the United States. You are invited to explore and utilize this information for National Tourism Week and beyond. Please visit our web site at:

https://travel.trade.gov/

The staff at OTTI would like to wish the industry a very successful National Tourism Week 2002! If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact our office at:
otti@trade.gov

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