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The Corporation for Travel Promotion Has a CEO

May 17, 2011

Brian Beall is an International Trade Specialist working travel and tourism issues within the International Trade Administration.

The Travel Promotion Act, or TPA, has the potential to create new opportunities for U.S. travel and tourism exports and plays a critical role in supporting President Obama’s National Export Initiative and stimulating the U.S. economy.  The Department of Commerce is excited about today’s announcement by the Corporation for Travel Promotion’s (CTP) Board of Directors that travel and tourism industry veteran Jim Evans will lead the newly created CTP as its first CEO.

This is an exciting time for the United States to engage in the global marketplace and proactively compete for international visitors.  After all, more international visitors to the United States means more people eating in our restaurants, staying in our hotels, shopping in our malls, visiting our attractions, and learning about our values and culture.

Since the TPA was signed into law on March 10, 2010, the Department of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Office of Travel Promotion and Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, has played a critical role in communicating progress on the TPA’s implementation to the travel and tourism industry.  The TPA established the CTP, a non-profit corporation created by Congress for the purpose of promoting international leisure, business, and scholarly travel to the United States and maximizing the economic and social benefits of that travel for communities across the country.

The CTP’s Board is appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, and the Department of Commerce’s Office of Travel Promotion, located in ITA, serves as the liaison office to the Board.  In September 2010, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke appointed the 11 members of the Board, following consultation with the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security.

For more information about the CTP, please visit: www.CorporationForTravelPromotion.com.

9 comments

  1. Awesome post..I agree with you..This is an exciting time for the United States to engage in the global marketplace and proactively compete for international visitors.


  2. I agree with this post as long as the international visitors are good quality human beings and do not cause any problems in society. Also I’ve heard many great things about Brian Beall and he seems to fit the job description perfectly.


  3. Great, I agree, let the competing begin, as long as the visitors do not stir up any trouble why not?


  4. It’s really important to improve the travel marketplace as it will improve local employment rate. As the recession is almost over its time to look out and expand our businesses worldwide. The information provided and points raised on those links are very helpful.


  5. Interesting contribution. It is important to boost tourism.


  6. Great post you have there. I really agree with this post. Brian Beall really fits the job well, and yes, I’ve heard a lot of good things about him.


  7. This is really good news in regards of creating new opportunities for US travel and tourism.
    It’s about time to take advantage of it like other countries do and earn some revenue from it and create new job opportunities.
    Thanks for sharing. It’s greatly appreciated!


  8. It is true that more international visitors means more..”more people eating in our restaurants, staying in our hotels, shopping in our malls, visiting our attractions, and learning about our values and culture.” and finally more money. And TPA is good for tourism.


  9. This is really good news in regards of creating new opportunities for US travel and tourism.



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