New Director of the US Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

New Director of the US Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

Ms. Isabel M. Hill has been selected as the new director of the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She previously served as OTTI’s deputy director for policy and planning.

“Isabel brings to the job impressive experience and well-proven skills in all aspects of travel and tourism through her work in the private sector, state and federal government,” said Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale in announcing the appointment.

“Most recently, Isabel coordinated the interagency development of the first-ever, government-wide National Travel and Tourism Strategy under President Obama’s Executive Order, and she is leading our efforts to implement the Strategy through the Tourism Policy Council. This is a very exciting time and opportunity to increase U.S. travel and tourism exports, and I am confident that Isabel and OTTI will continue to play a key role in our efforts to support this critical industry.”