CLEVELAND, Ohio — David Gilbert, president and CEO of Destination Cleveland, has been appointed to the U.S. Vacation and Tourism Advisory Board, which consults with the U.S. secretary of commerce on procedures similar to the travel marketplace, which includes entry requirements, aviation stability, infrastructure and other concerns.
Gilbert, who is also president and CEO of the Higher Cleveland Athletics Fee, was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.
Gilbert said he was honored to be selected. “While 2020 has been devastating to the journey and tourism market, this appointment speaks to the continuous and ongoing advancement of Cleveland’s travel and tourism sector in excess of the past 10 decades and underscores the price of the marketplace to the Better Cleveland area,” he stated in a assertion. “I appear forward to conversations with fellow board members who depict a cross-section of the business. This is a terrific opportunity to share our learnings and to gain perception from other folks to assistance us return to constant, potent growth in the many years in advance.”
Other members of the board contain top rated executives from Common Parks, United Airlines, Worldwide Lodges Team, Vacation Oregon, NYC & Enterprise and many others.
Customers generally provide a two-year term. Gilbert’s term will proceed beneath the tenure of President-elect Joe Biden’s option for commerce secretary.