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January 12, 2007
Request for Information: Restoring America’s Travel Brand, A National Strategy to Compete for International Visitors
In support of competitive goals established by the President of the United States, and in response to the white paper entitled Restoring America’s Brand, A National Strategy to Compete for International Visitors, that was recently submitted to the Secretary of Commerce by the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB), the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI), is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) for assistance by interested government agencies, organizations, and industry businesses. The information requested may include:
Comments will serve in the development of policies and programs to be implemented by the federal government concerning the tourism sector.
The Government encourages both rigorous and creative solutions in response to this RFI.
How to Respond
The Department of Commerce is asking respondents to provide written input concerning any and all recommendations contained within the white paper submitted by the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board and other aspects of travel and tourism that may not be addressed in the white paper.
Please use reference: 2006 RFI Restoring America’s Travel Brand, A National Strategy to Compete for International Visitors in the subject line of all correspondence. Please submit responses by February 9, 2007.
Input provided through this RFI may be representative of the collective opinion from a membership-wide survey of a travel and tourism industry trade association, or it can be submitted as the opinion of a single person. Any opinions or information received that are not specific to travel and tourism related issues will not be considered.
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked “Proprietary” will be handled accordingly. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice will not be considered an offer and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Interested parties are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.
Additional information on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board and the white paper submission may also be found at the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries website at: http://www.tinet.ita.doc.gov.
Points of Contact
Julie Heizer, Deputy Director, Industry Relations, Phone 202.482.4904, Fax 202.482.2887, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Warshaw, International Trade Specialist, Phone 202.482.4601, Fax 202.482.2887, Email Cynthia.email@example.com.
The Federal Register Notice may also be found at: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-948.htm
U.S. Department of Commerce