What is upsetting to Griffin is the abrupt cut in funding to USTTA
is eliminated, is the convention industry positioned to replace it through privatization?
will conduct the first National Multi-Cultural Tourism Development Conference in Los Angeles, June 9-11, according to Leslie R.
Something is seriously wrong when the government spends the equivalent of $20 million to buy a 288-room resort hotel at Disney World, but can only find $17 million to fund USTTA
-- a government agency whose mission is to grow the flow of inbound international visitors.
The current USTTA
budget of less than $20 million, with not one cent allocated specifically for marketing, has not been sufficient to capture a major share of the global travel marketplace.
Our participation in this first cooperative promotional effort, supported by USTTA
, will allow Pennsylvania to effectively pool its international marketing resources in reaching new markets," Greenberg said.