Travel and Tourism United States Trade Policy and Agreements

Federal Register Notice Requesting Comments on the Survey of International Air Travelers Program (SIAT)

The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) is seeking to renew the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT) program. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published a Federal Register Notice to obtain public comments on the program under review by May 17, 2021.

The Survey of International Air Travelers is an on-going primary research program which gathers statistical data about air passenger travelers in U.S. - international markets. Survey data provides information on passenger trip planning, travel patterns, demographics, and spending for two separate populations – non-U.S. residents traveling to the United States and U.S. residents traveling from the United States.

The Survey has been conducted on a monthly basis continuously since January 1983. Survey data, which can be used to analyze specific visitor segments, is a source of information for planners, marketers and policymakers.

Access the Federal Notice Here

NTTO requests public comment on: 

•    Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
•    Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and  
•    Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time May 17, 2021.
ADDRESSES:  Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to or following points of contact at the ITA:
Richard Champley, Program Manager,, (202) 482-4753 or Claudia Wolfe, Contracting Officer Representative,, (202) 482-4555. Please reference OMB Control Number 0625-0227 in the subject line of your message. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. 

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. NTTO will file its submission to OMB, inclusive of public comments, prior to July 31, 2021. Public comments will also become a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Champley, Program Manager, (202) 482-4753 or Claudia Wolfe, Contracting Officer Representative,, (202) 482-4555.
To learn more about this research program, please visit NTTO’s website.