Global Travel and Tourism ConferenceOffice of the SpokesmanWashington, DCOctober 1, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the Global Travel and Tourism Conference at the U.S. Department of State on October 2, 2012. This is the third in the global business conference series the State Department has launched to support President Obama and Secretary Clinton’s commitment to strengthen the American economy.
Secretary Clinton, Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, as well as officials from the White House, will lead a public-private partnership of nearly 150 senior officials representing diverse organizations from over 80 private corporations and more than 50 U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of State, Transportation, Commerce, and Homeland Security, in addition to domestic and international airlines, Marriott International, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Discovery Communications, and Brand USA.
The conference will focus on an interactive discussion about how the public and private sectors can work together to market and promote the United States and increase travel and tourism. Senior travel and tourism industry representatives, as well as state tourism bureau directors have been invited.
Secretary Clinton’s remarks will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the George C. Marshall Auditorium.