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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameUnited States Travel and Tourism Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number25137
Original Establishment Date8/4/2003Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/ttab/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*32
Current Charter Date8/16/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Director, Policy & Planning, National Travel and Tourism Office
Date Of Renewal Charter8/16/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brian
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Beall
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*15 U.S.C. 1512Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-5634
Effective Date Of Authority*8/4/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ttab@trade.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry, including ways to ensure the United States remains a preeminent destination for travel and tourism. The Board acts as a liaison to the stakeholders represented by the membership, consulting with them on emerging issues in the industry to support sustainable travel and tourism growth, and providing a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems. The Board provides recommendations to the Secretary regarding U.S. travel and tourism.
How is membership balanced?*Members represented companies and organizations in the travel and tourism sector from a broad range of products and services, company sizes and geographic locations, and drew from large, medium and small travel and tourism companies, private-sector organizations involved in the export of travel and tourism-related products and services, and other tourism-related entities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year: 4.The relevance of regular meetings allows the private sector members to address policy areas that continue to or newly affect the travel and tourism industry. Regular meetings also allow the Department of Commerce and and other member of the inter-agency Tourism Policy Council to review and respond to the Board's recommendations.The Board completes its work in subcommittees that are not separately chartered and that refer and convey work though the full Board. They meet via teleconference or in-person between Board meetings. There are no members of subcommittees that are not members of the Board. These subcommittees do not incur costs separate to that to run the committee and to staff the official meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is essential to advise the Secretary on promotion activities as directed by P.L. 108-7, Section 10 and to achieve the broader function of the charter of this discretionary committee. There is no other body which can provide this advice to the Secretary.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksIn FY2018, members of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board held 3 meetings via teleconference. A new Board was appointed on August 9, 2018 for a two-year term for 2018-2020.

GSA could not complete the FY18 Annual Comprehensive Review for this committee.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNone
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNoneNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNoneGrants Review CommentNone
Number Of Recommendations*47Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment2016 – 2018 Recommendations - 11; 2014 – 2016 Recommendations - 17; 2012 - 2014 Recommendations - 6; 2009 - 2011 Recommendations - 6; Past Board Recommendations - 3Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*25.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe working groups of the Tourism Policy Council continue to actively review and incorporate the Board's recommendations, where appropriate and possible, in their action plans to implement the National Travel and Tourism Strategy.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe working groups of the Tourism Policy Council continue to actively review and incorporate the Board's recommendations, where appropriate and possible, in their action plans to implement the National Travel and Tourism Strategy.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNone
Agency Feedback CommentMeetings and correspondence with the Secretary of Commerce and other government agencies.Narrative Description*The Board advises the Department of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the United States. The Board facilitates the Department's outreach to industry, in this case, the travel and tourism sector. The Board gives a desired voice and advisory body to the travel and tourism sector in Commerce, as the Department pursues policies to better the travel and tourism industry in America.
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COSTS

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Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001290United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2017
 COM-002959United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2016
 COM-003430United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2015
 COM-005052United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2014
 COM-005597United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2013
 COM-007209United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2012
 COM-007707United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2011
 COM-009371United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2010
 COM-009754United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2009
 COM-011306United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2008
 COM-011602United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2007
 COM-013178United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2006
 COM-013455United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2005
 COM-034312United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board2018