National Travel and Tourism Office

The National Travel and Tourism Office creates  growth by reducing institutional barriers to tourism, 

The Office works to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and increase its exports, thereby creating U.S. employment and economic growth through:

• Management of the travel and tourism statistical system for assessing the economic contribution of the industry and providing the sole source for characteristic statistics on international travel to and from the United States;

• Design and administration of export expansion activities;

• Development and management of tourism policy, strategy and advocacy;

• Technical assistance for expanding this key export (international tourism) and assisting in domestic economic development.

For our staff directory and other important information, please visit the Travel and Tourism industry page.


Travel and Tourism Research

The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) functions as the U.S. federal tourism office. A core responsibility is to collect, analyze, and disseminate international travel and tourism statistics. As a result NTTO is charged with managing, improving, and expanding the system to fully account and report the impact of travel and tourism in the United States.

Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the United States. The Board advises the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect the U.S. travel and tourism industry, offers counsel on current and emerging issues, and provides a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems.

Tourism Policy Council

Created by Congress, the Tourism Policy Council (TPC) is the interagency, federal committee chaired by the Secretary of Commerce.