To advance the recommendations of “Ready for Takeoff,” the U.S. Travel Association has formed
the Discover America Partnership. The Partnership unites a diverse group of stakeholders behind
a focused and intensive campaign to improve America's visa system.

The Partnership will:

  • Educate policymakers and opinion leaders on the economic significance
    of international leisure and business travel to the United States;
  • Highlight the barriers that prevent the United States from maximizing
    its potential in the global travel market; and
  • Present high-impact solutions with low or no cost that will enable the
    United States to create over one million sustainable American jobs.

Leadership Committee
U.S. Travel Association, Chair
American Hotel & Lodging Association
National Restaurant Association
National Retail Federation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Steering Committee
Best Western International
Carlson Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hilton Worldwide
InterContinental Hotels Group
International Franchise Association
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Loews Hotels
Marriott International
Starwood Hotels
Universal Orlando
Visit Florida
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts 

Campaign Partners
Association for Manufacturing Technology
Consumer Electronics Association
Cruise Lines International Association
Destination Marketing Association International
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Global Business Travel Association
International Association of Exhibitions and Events
National Tour Association
NYC & Company
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
Receptive Services Association of America
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Service Employees International Union
Society of Independent Show Organizers
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Travel Portland
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Washington Airports Task Force 


American Express Co.
Around the Hook
Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Clipper Navigation, Inc.
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Fragomen, DelRey, Bernsen, & Loewy LLP
Frenchtown Café
Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
H.S. Concessions
Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association
Hawaii Restaurant Association
Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii
Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Kauai Chamber of Commerce
Latinos Unidos de Nueva Jersey
LilMeg Ventures, LLC
Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
Molokai Chamber of Commerce
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
New Jersey Restaurant Association
Ocean Today
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
Oshkosh Corporation
Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Authority
Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pennsylvania Tourism Office
Polynesian Cultural Center
Rachel Holland Special Events
San Francisco Travel Association
Smart Business Hawaii
Southwest King County Chamber
Tacoma Regional CVB
The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
United States Airports for Better International Air Service (USA-BIAS)
United States Olympic Committee
Vail Resorts