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.
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 5.4 million international visitors traveled to the United States in March 2012, a 14 percent increase over March 2011. March 2012 registered the 12th straight month of increases in total U.S. visits.
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that international visitors spent $12.7 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States during the month of November - $1.1 billion more (10%) than was spent in November 2010.
International visitation up six percent in July 2011 and up five percent July YTD 2011.