ITA - Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

About NTTO

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration
Industry & Analysis
National Travel and Tourism Office

The goal of the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) is to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and increase its exports, thereby creating U.S. employment and economic growth.

The primary functions of the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) are:

  • management of the travel and tourism statistical system for assessing the economic contribution of the industry and providing the sole source for characteristic statistics on international travel to and from the United States;
  • design and administration of export expansion activities;
  • development and management of tourism policy, strategy and advocacy; and
  • technical assistance for expanding this key export (international tourism) and assisting in domestic economic development.


NTTO is located in the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce.

Location: 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1003, Washington, DC 20230.

Main Phone: 202.482.0140

Fax: 202.482.2887

Staff Listing:

Name Title
Isabel Hill Director
Melissa Bennett Program Analyst 
Mark Brown Market Research Analyst
Richard Champley Sr. Research Analyst
Curt Cottle International Trade Specialist
Ron Erdmann Team Lead, Research
Julie Heizer Team Lead, Industry Relations
Jennifer Kirsch International Trade Specialist
Margie Parker Program Assistant
Schermin Smiley Administrative Specialist
John Terpening Economist
Claudia Wolfe Economist