CLEVELAND, Ohio — David Gilbert, president and CEO of Desired 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 relevant to the travel industry, which includes entry specifications, aviation safety, infrastructure and other troubles.
Gilbert, who is also president and CEO of the Bigger Cleveland Sports Fee, was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.
Gilbert mentioned he was honored to be selected. “While 2020 has been devastating to the vacation and tourism business, this appointment speaks to the continual and constant progress of Cleveland’s vacation and tourism industry over the earlier 10 a long time and underscores the value of the sector to the Bigger Cleveland location,” he claimed in a assertion. “I glimpse ahead to conversations with fellow board associates who depict a cross-section of the field. This is a excellent prospect to share our learnings and to obtain perception from other folks to assistance us return to steady, strong growth in the many years ahead.”
Other members of the board consist of prime executives from Common Parks, United Airlines, Global Resorts Group, Vacation Oregon, NYC & Corporation and others.
Members generally serve a two-calendar year expression. Gilbert’s phrase will proceed underneath the tenure of President-elect Joe Biden’s preference for commerce secretary.