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Appropriations Language for International Travel Promotional Program

Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

General Provisions--Department of Commerce

SEC. 210.

(a)    The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to award grants and make direct lump sum payments in support of an international advertising and promotional campaign developed in consultation with the private sector to encourage individuals to travel to the United States consisting of radio, television, and print advertising and marketing programs.
(b)   The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board (hereinafter `Board') is established to recommend the appropriate coordinated activities to the Secretary for funding.
(c)   The Secretary shall appoint the Board within 30 days of enactment and shall include tourism-related entities he deems appropriate.
(d)   The Secretary shall consult with the Board and State and regional tourism officials on the disbursement of funds.
(e)   There is authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000, to remain available until expended, and $50,000,000 is appropriated to implement this section

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