The Boise Metro Chamber is proud to announce the appointment of Chamber President and CEO, Bill Connors, to U.S. Travel Association’s Board of Directors. The U.S. Travel Association is a leading national nonprofit focused on promoting positive growth throughout the diverse sectors of the travel industry. They work to identify the industry’s opportunities and challenges, advocate for industry policies on a national level and provide support for their members to influence change at state and local levels.
“It is an honor to be selected to represent the Boise Metro Chamber on this very influential national board of Directors. The Travel Industry is important to the Boise Valley, to Idaho, and to this nation’s economy. With $990 billion impact on our economy this industry deserves an important place on our national agenda,” said Connors.
In 2013 the Boise Metro Chamber established a Travel Industry Advisory Board to help the Chamber be more vigilant and aware of the needs and views of travel industry businesses in the Treasure Valley. The purpose of this board is to convene a broad spectrum of interests such as hotels, airlines, the airport, car rental companies, attractions, meeting planners, venues, transportation, etc. Through Bill’s efforts, Boise will continue to be elevated in the national spotlight.
Executive Director of the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau, Carrie Westergard said, “Having Bill Connors appointed to the national board of the U.S. Travel Association is a huge win for the Boise area and our organization. He will have first-hand knowledge of the united voice of the industry, high-impact issues that matter most and identifying the travel industry’s biggest opportunities and challenges.”