Examining the 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Examining the 2022 National Travel and Tourism Strategy” on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. ET. This hearing will analyze the Department of Commerce’s recently published strategy to strengthen the global competitiveness of our nation’s travel and tourism industry and make it more sustainable and resilient. The Subcommittee will examine the strategy’s specific aims to promote the United States as a premier travel destination, including: broadening marketing efforts to encourage visitation to underserved and underrepresented communities; facilitating safe and efficient travel to and within the United States and its territories; ensuring diverse and accessible tourism experiences; focusing on showcasing the nation’s federal lands and national parks; and fostering resilient and sustainable travel and tourism.

Witnesses:

First Panel: Administration Witness

  • Grant Harris; Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Analysis, Department of Commerce

Second Panel: Chair and Vice Chair of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (“TTAB”)

  • William “Bill” Hornbuckle; President and CEO, MGM Resorts International, Testifying in his capacity as the Chair of TTAB
  • Brad Dean, CEO, Discover Puerto Rico, Testifying in his capacity as the Vice Chair of TTAB

Hearing Details:

Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
10 a.m. ET
Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

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Majority Statement

Witness Panel 1

  • Grant Harris

    Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis International Trade Administration
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Witness Panel 2

  • William “Bill” Hornbuckle

    President and CEO, MGM Resorts International, Testifying in his capacity as the Chair of TTAB
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  • Brad Dean

    CEO, Discover Puerto Rico, Testifying in his capacity as the Vice Chair of TTAB
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