The goal of the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI) 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 OTTI are to manage the travel and tourism statistical system for assessing the economic contribution of the industry and provide the sole source for characteristic statistics on international travel to and from the United States; design and administer export expansion activities, develop and manage tourism policy, strategy and advocacy; and provide technical assistance for expanding international tourism and assist in domestic economic development.
- Parent Agency
- Commerce Department
The Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996 did not include funding for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration. Some functions that are directly linked to tourism and trade are being established in the International Trade Administration, and no further funding is required. Therefore, the United States Travel and...