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September 30, 2011

Federal Register Notice Requesting Comments on the
Survey of International Air Travelers Program

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) has submitted for renewal of the Survey of International Air Travelers program (OMB No. 0625-0227) with the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). A Federal Register Notice is used by OMB to obtain public comments on the program under review. Please review the Notice and submit your comments by November 21, 2011.

The Notice is located in: [Federal Register: September 20, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 182)], [Notices], [Pages 58243-58244], From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access, [DOCID: fr20se11-47]. The notice can be found on-line from the Federal Register Online via GPO Access web site at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ type “fr20se11 - 47” in the search bar.

Please review the information contained in the document. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Direct all written comment to: Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 or via email at dHynek@doc.gov. Please do not send your comments to OTTI.

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Richard Champley or Ron Erdmann, ITA’s Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, Room 1003, 1401 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone: (202) 482-0140. E-Mail: Richard.Champley@trade.gov or to: Ron.Erdmann@trade.gov.

To learn more about this research program, including the NEW 2012 QUESTIONNAIRE, visit OTTI's Web site at: https://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/ifs/index.html

Also, view inbound data at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html and outbound data at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/outbound.general_information.outbound_overview.html

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
1401 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room 1003
Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887, Email: otti@trade.gov