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Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004
From: TInews Announcement <announce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
To: TInews Announcement <tiannounce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
Subject: Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting –
January 12, 2005

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December 27, 2004

Contact: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Meeting – January 12, 2005

Below are details from the upcoming Federal Register Notice for this meeting that will be published the week of December 27, 2004. The Notice is related to the sixth U.S. Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board meeting on January 12, 2005 in Washington, DC. For details related to this meeting, please continue to read this announcement.

DATE: January 12, 2005
TIME: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: U.S. Department of Commerce
Room 5855
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
SUMMARY: The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board (TTPAB) will hold a Board meeting on January 12, 2005 at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Board will discuss the implementation of an international advertising and promotional campaign, which seeks to encourage individuals 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 (maximum three minute presentation), please contact Julie Heizer at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

All non-U.S. Government visitors must be cleared into the Department of Commerce Building. Additionally, all foreign nationals must provide their full name, country of residence, passport number and date/place of birth to gain entry to the Department of Commerce Building. Please contact Julie Heizer no later than Friday, January 7, 2005, so you can be cleared by the Department of Commerce Office of Security.

Julie Heizer may be contacted at U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 7025, Washington, DC 20230; via fax at (202) 482-2887; or, via e-mail at tinet_tinet_promotion@ita.doc.gov.

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 60 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.

This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OTTI.

To learn more about the Advisory Board, please see the OTTI web site at:

https://travel.trade.gov/about/us_promo_campaign/index.html

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Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7025
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887
e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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