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United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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AGENCY:

International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of an Open Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). This will be the last meeting of the current members of the Board prior to the end of their appointment terms. During this meeting, the Board will discuss and deliberate on proposed recommendations addressing infrastructure, sustainability, expanded travel facilitation efforts, communications, business inputs to federal programs and policies, public-private partnerships, workforce, small business and data. The Board will also provide final observations on the work of the Board over the course of the Board members' appointment terms, hear updates from representatives of the U.S. government on the status of the Board's past recommendations, the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy and the progress on implementing the President's Executive Order 13597 on establishing visa and foreign visitor processing goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/​TTAB/​TTAB_​Home.html, at least one week in advance of the meeting.

DATES:

December 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

ADDRESSES:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer Pilat, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202-482-4501, email: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda: At the meeting, the Board will discuss and deliberate on proposed recommendations addressing infrastructure, sustainability, expanded travel facilitation efforts, communications, business inputs to federal programs and policies, public-private partnerships, workforce, small business and data. The Board will also provide final observations on the work of the Board over the course of the Board members' appointment terms.

Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry.

Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Requests for sign language interpretation, other auxiliary aids, or pre-registration, should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST on December 5, 2013 to Jennifer Pilat, the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone 202-482-4501, OACIE@trade.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

No time will be available for oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Board's affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Start Printed Page 70275Comments may be submitted to Jennifer Pilat at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on December 5, 2013, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the meeting.

Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting.

Copies of Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting.

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Dated: November 19, 2013.

Jennifer Pilat,

Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

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[FR Doc. 2013-28209 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]

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