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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003
From: TInews Announcement <announce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
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Subject: Travel & Tourism Promotional Advisory Meeting - October 13, 2003

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October 1, 2003

Travel & Tourism Promotional Advisory Meeting - October 13, 2003

Below are details from the Federal Register Notice for this meeting that was published September 25, 2003. The Notice is related to the second U.S. Department of Commerce, Travel and Tourism Promotional Advisory Board meeting on October 13, 2003 in Washington, DC. For details related to this meeting, please continue to read this announcement.

DATE: October 13, 2003
TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
PLACE: Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

SUMMARY: The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board ("Board") will hold its second meeting on October 13, 2003 in the Executive Conference Room at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

The Board will discuss the design, development and subsequent implementation of an international advertising and promotional campaign, which will seek to encourage individuals from select countries 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, please contact Julie Heizer at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting. She 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 30 days of this meeting.

Public Law 108-7, Section 210, mandates the Board. 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.

The Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mount Vernon Avenue, NW, and is accessible by Metro via the Yellow Line. The Yellow Line exit for the Washington Convention Center is Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center. Attendees to the meeting will be granted access to the Convention Center by security personnel once they identify the Board Meeting/Executive Conference Room as their destination.

For further information, phone Julie Heizer, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-4904. 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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