United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, 70275-70276 [2013-28207]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices Comments 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. Dated: November 19, 2013. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. [FR Doc. 2013–28209 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry. SUMMARY: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to oacie@ trade.gov, attention: Jennifer Pilat, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Executive Secretariat or by mail to Jennifer Pilat, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Executive Secretariat, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 4043, Washington, DC 20230. Mailed applications must be postmarked by December 18, 2013. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202–482–4501, email: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, is accepting applications for United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) members. The Board was established pursuant to the Department of Commerce’s authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512 and under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. (FACA), to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The Board provides a means of ensuring regular contact between the U.S. Government and the travel and tourism industry. The Board advises the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect United States travel and tourism, including the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, and the Board serves as a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems. The Board acts as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and provides a forum for those stakeholders on current and emerging issues in the travel and tourism sector. The Board recommends ways to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for international visitation and tourism throughout the world. Members shall represent companies and organizations in the travel and tourism sector from a broad range of products and services, company sizes, and geographic locations and shall be drawn from large, medium, and small travel and tourism companies, privatesector organizations involved in the export of travel and tourism-related products and services, and other tourism-related entities. Each Board member shall serve as the representative of a U.S. company in the travel and tourism industry, a private sector U.S. organization involved in the export of travel and tourism-related products and services, or a tourismrelated U.S. entity. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. company’’ is a forprofit firm that is incorporated in the United States (or an unincorporated U.S. firm with its principal place of business in the United States) that is controlled by U.S. citizens or by other U.S. companies. A company is not a U.S. company if 50 percent plus one share of its stock (if a corporation, or a similar ownership interest of an PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70275 unincorporated entity) is known to be controlled, directly or indirectly, by non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. companies. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. organization’’ is an organization, including trade associations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), established under the laws of the United States, that is controlled by U.S. citizens, by another U.S. organization (or organizations), or by a U.S. company (or companies), as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. For eligibility purposes, a U.S. entity is a tourism-related entity that can demonstrate U.S. ownership or control, including but not limited to state and local tourism marketing entities, state government tourism offices, state and/or local government-supported tourism marketing entities, and multi-state tourism marketing entities. Members of the Board will be selected, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Board as set forth above. Members of the Board shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the Board is balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, range of products and services, demographics, geography, and company size. Additional factors which will be considered in the selection of Board members include candidates’ proven experience in the strategic development and management of travel and tourismrelated or other service-related organizations; or the candidate’s proven experience in promoting, developing, and implementing advertising and marketing programs for travel-related or tourism-related industries. Priority may be given to a Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, or President (or comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S. company, U.S. organization, or U.S. entity in the travel and tourism sector. Members shall serve a term of two years from the date of appointment, at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. Although the Board’s current charter terminates in September 2015, it is anticipated that it will be rechartered. Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their particular industry subsector. Board members are not special government employees, and will receive no compensation for their participation in Board activities. Members participating in Board meetings and events will be responsible for their travel, living and other E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 70276 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices personal expenses. Meetings will be held regularly and, to the extent practical, not less than twice annually, usually in Washington, DC. To be considered for membership, please provide the following information by 5 p.m. EST on December 18 to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her company/organization/ entity letterhead or, if the applicant is to represent a company/organization/ entity other than his or her employer, a letter from the company/organization/ entity to be represented, containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the Board. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s travel and tourism-related experience. 3. The applicant’s personal resume. 4. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. 5. An affirmative statement by the applicant that he or she is not a federally registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that he or she, if appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve as a Board member if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist. 6. If the applicant is to represent a company, information regarding the control of the company, including the stock holdings as appropriate, signifying compliance with the criteria set forth above. 7. If the applicant is to represent an organization, information regarding the control of the organization, including the governing structure, members, and revenue sources as appropriate, signifying compliance with the criteria set forth above. 8. If the applicant is to represent a tourism-related entity, the functions and responsibilities of the entity, and information regarding the entity’s U.S. ownership or control, signifying compliance with the criteria set forth above. 9. The company’s, organization’s, or entity’s size and ownership, product or service line and major markets in which the company, organization, or entity operates. 10. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to the work of the Board based on his or her unique experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: November 19, 2013. Jennifer Pilat, Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. [FR Doc. 2013–28207 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Trade Mission to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, and Ecuador in Conjunction With Trade Winds—The Americas, May 15–23, 2014 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador that will include the Trade Winds—The Americas ´ business forum in Bogota, Colombia, May 19–21, 2014. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the Trade Winds—The Americas business forum ´ in Bogota, Colombia (which is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission). Trade mission participants may also choose to participate in their choice of trade mission stops based on recommendations from the USFCS, including in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador. Each trade mission stop will include one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners. Trade mission participants participating in the Trade Winds—The Americas business forum may attend regional and industry-specific sessions and consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers from the Western Hemisphere during the business forum. This mission is open to U.S. companies and trade associations from a cross-section of industries with growth potential in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador, including but not limited to mining and construction equipment, information technology and telecommunications equipment, building products, medical equipment, healthcare products and services, consumer products and safety and security industries. Commercial Setting The United States has implemented bilateral or multilateral reciprocal trade PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agreements with 12 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR), and bilateral FTAs with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. In 2012, U.S. exports to South and Central America plus the Caribbean totaled $205 billion. Market Overview and Top Prospects for U.S. Goods and Service Exports Colombia Colombia houses the 3rd largest market in Latin America, with 47 million inhabitants. Five cities in Colombia boast a consumer base of more than a million people. Colombia is the fastest growing market in Latin America for oil and gas production. Best prospects include oil and gas machinery and services, transportation and infrastructure, mining and construction equipment, information technology and communications, military equipment, auto parts and accessories, electrical power systems, travel and tourism, food beverage processing and packaging equipment and medical equipment. Peru Peru’s long-term economic stability and very low inflation rate help to make it one of the highest ranked countries in Latin America for U.S. companies to conduct business. GDP growth in 2012 was around 6.2%, and has been at this high level for the last 10 years, with only a brief break in 2009. Growth is driven by a growing middle class, and supported by continued growth in the mining and gas industries. Lima, the commercial center and capital, is home to nearly 8 million people, and is the largest city in this country of almost 30 million. Best prospects include mining industry equipment, plastic materials and resins, construction equipment, industrial chemicals, telecommunications equipment, oil and gas field machinery, pumps, valves, and compressors. Chile Chile is the third largest export market in Latin America for the United States. Driven by mining, forestry, agriculture, and fishing, Chile imported nearly $20 billion in U.S. products in 2012. Known for its political and economic stability, Chile has posted average GDP growth of 5 percent per year for more than 20 years running. Doing business in Chile has never been easier as the World Banks’s ‘‘Ease of Doing Business’’ index ranks Chile #1 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the United 
States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications 
for membership on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board 
(Board). The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of 
Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry.

DATES: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory 
Committees and Industry Outreach by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
(EST) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to 
oacie@trade.gov, attention: Jennifer Pilat, Office of Advisory 
Committees and Industry Outreach, United States Travel and Tourism 
Advisory Board Executive Secretariat or by mail to Jennifer Pilat, 
Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, United States 
Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Executive Secretariat, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 4043, Washington, DC 20230. Mailed 
applications must be postmarked by December 18, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Pilat, United States Travel 
and Tourism Advisory Board Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230, telephone: 202-482-4501, email: jennifer.pilat@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Commerce, International 
Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry 
Outreach, is accepting applications for United States Travel and 
Tourism Advisory Board (Board) members. The Board was established 
pursuant to the Department of Commerce's authority under 15 U.S.C. 1512 
and under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 
(FACA), to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on matters 
relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The Board provides a 
means of ensuring regular contact between the U.S. Government and the 
travel and tourism industry. The Board advises the Secretary on 
government policies and programs that affect United States travel and 
tourism, including the implementation of the National Travel and 
Tourism Strategy, and the Board serves as a forum for discussing and 
proposing solutions to industry-related problems. The Board acts as a 
liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and 
provides a forum for those stakeholders on current and emerging issues 
in the travel and tourism sector. The Board recommends ways to ensure 
that the United States remains the preeminent destination for 
international visitation and tourism throughout the world.
    Members shall represent companies and organizations in the travel 
and tourism sector from a broad range of products and services, company 
sizes, and geographic locations and shall be drawn 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.
    Each Board member shall serve as the representative of a U.S. 
company in the travel and tourism industry, a private sector U.S. 
organization involved in the export of travel and tourism-related 
products and services, or a tourism-related U.S. entity. For 
eligibility purposes, a ``U.S. company'' is a for-profit firm that is 
incorporated in the United States (or an unincorporated U.S. firm with 
its principal place of business in the United States) that is 
controlled by U.S. citizens or by other U.S. companies. A company is 
not a U.S. company if 50 percent plus one share of its stock (if a 
corporation, or a similar ownership interest of an unincorporated 
entity) is known to be controlled, directly or indirectly, by non-U.S. 
citizens or non-U.S. companies. For eligibility purposes, a ``U.S. 
organization'' is an organization, including trade associations and 
nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), established under the laws of the 
United States, that is controlled by U.S. citizens, by another U.S. 
organization (or organizations), or by a U.S. company (or companies), 
as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing 
body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. For eligibility 
purposes, a U.S. entity is a tourism-related entity that can 
demonstrate U.S. ownership or control, including but not limited to 
state and local tourism marketing entities, state government tourism 
offices, state and/or local government-supported tourism marketing 
entities, and multi-state tourism marketing entities.
    Members of the Board will be selected, in accordance with 
applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, based on their ability to 
carry out the objectives of the Board as set forth above. Members of 
the Board shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the Board is 
balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, range of 
products and services, demographics, geography, and company size.
    Additional factors which will be considered in the selection of 
Board members include candidates' proven experience in the strategic 
development and management of travel and tourism-related or other 
service-related organizations; or the candidate's proven experience in 
promoting, developing, and implementing advertising and marketing 
programs for travel-related or tourism-related industries.
    Priority may be given to a Chief Executive Officer, Executive 
Director, or President (or comparable level of responsibility) of a 
U.S. company, U.S. organization, or U.S. entity in the travel and 
tourism sector.
    Members shall serve a term of two years from the date of 
appointment, at the pleasure of the Secretary of Commerce. Although the 
Board's current charter terminates in September 2015, it is anticipated 
that it will be rechartered.
    Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the 
views and interests of their particular industry subsector. Board 
members are not special government employees, and will receive no 
compensation for their participation in Board activities. Members 
participating in Board meetings and events will be responsible for 
their travel, living and other

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personal expenses. Meetings will be held regularly and, to the extent 
practical, not less than twice annually, usually in Washington, DC.
    To be considered for membership, please provide the following 
information by 5 p.m. EST on December 18 to the email address listed in 
the ADDRESSES section:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her company/
organization/entity letterhead or, if the applicant is to represent a 
company/organization/entity other than his or her employer, a letter 
from the company/organization/entity to be represented, containing a 
brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for 
membership on the Board. This sponsor letter should also address the 
applicant's travel and tourism-related experience.
    3. The applicant's personal resume.
    4. An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to 
register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938, as amended.
    5. An affirmative statement by the applicant that he or she is not 
a federally registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands 
that he or she, if appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve 
as a Board member if the applicant becomes a federally registered 
lobbyist.
    6. If the applicant is to represent a company, information 
regarding the control of the company, including the stock holdings as 
appropriate, signifying compliance with the criteria set forth above.
    7. If the applicant is to represent an organization, information 
regarding the control of the organization, including the governing 
structure, members, and revenue sources as appropriate, signifying 
compliance with the criteria set forth above.
    8. If the applicant is to represent a tourism-related entity, the 
functions and responsibilities of the entity, and information regarding 
the entity's U.S. ownership or control, signifying compliance with the 
criteria set forth above.
    9. The company's, organization's, or entity's size and ownership, 
product or service line and major markets in which the company, 
organization, or entity operates.
    10. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to 
the work of the Board based on his or her unique experience and 
perspective (not to exceed 100 words).

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
Jennifer Pilat,
Executive Secretary, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-28207 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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