Obama administration announces strategy
RSAA statement concerning National Travel and Tourism Strategy
Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced its National Travel and Tourism Strategy. The Receptive Services Association of America applauds the Administration for recognizing the strategic value of a strong travel and tourism sector and the need for strong action to maintain the US’ place in the global tourism economy.
RSAA will work with its industry partners, public-sector partners, and Visit USA partners around the world to help the administration reach the goal of 100 million inbound visitors by the end of 2021. The association recognizes that attaining this goal will entail hard work and the creation of innovative partnerships among and in the inbound travel sector. RSAA, as the authority on US inbound travel, stands ready to facilitate this increased travel to the United States.
“The creation of a national travel and tourism strategy is something that is long overdue,” said Jonathan Zuk, RSAA’ Chairman and member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, “Our members stand ready to lend their experience and expertise to the cause of promoting travel to the United States.”
“Inbound travel to the United States means more jobs,” said RSAA Executive Director Matt Grayson, “The creation of a National Travel and Tourism Strategy will put more Americans to work and create a stronger economy, the benefits of which will be felt by all Americans.”
RSAA is a travel trade association for international inbound receptive tour operators, suppliers, and international outbound tour operators focused on the US market. RSAA’s receptive tour operators bring more than 8 million visitors to the United States each year. These visitors contribute more than US$6 billion to the US economy during their visits.