Who We Are

Our Story

As the destination marketing organization for the United States, Brand USA’s mission is to increase incremental international visitation, spend, and market share to fuel the nation’s economy and enhance the image of the USA worldwide.

Established by the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 as the nation’s first public-private partnership to spearhead a globally coordinated marketing effort to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and communicate U.S. visa and entry policies, Brand USA began operations in May 2011.

As one of the best levers for driving economic growth, international travel to the United States supports more than 1 million American jobs and benefits virtually every sector of the U.S. economy. The international segment of the travel economy is especially high-value because visitors from abroad on average spend more time and money and visit more destinations than domestic travelers. Since its founding, Brand USA has worked with thousands of partner organizations to invite the world to explore the exceptional, diverse, and virtually limitless travel experiences and destinations available in the United States of America.

According to studies by Oxford Economics, over the past nine years Brand USA’s marketing initiatives have helped welcome 7.7 million incremental visitors to the USA, benefiting the U.S. economy with $56 billion in total economic impact, and supporting, on average, nearly 40,000 incremental jobs each year. Importantly, approximately half the jobs supported are outside the travel and tourism industry, including manufacturing, construction, finance, retail, and more.

Brand USA’s operations are supported by a combination of nonfederal contributions from destinations, travel brands, and private-sector organizations plus matching funds collected by the U.S. government from international visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program.

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FY22 Objectives and Business Plan

Together we are marketing the USA


Strategic Platform


Enrich lives by welcoming the world to travel to the USA


Create community prosperity through partnership, leadership, and travel inspiration


The U.S. travel industry and the communities of the USA


  • Accountability: We strive to be our best in and out of work to deliver results.
  • Collaboration: We are stronger when we come together.
  • Courage: We are bold and take smart risks.
  • Inclusivity: We are inclusive and welcoming to all.
  • Partnership: We add and create value in our relationships.

Our Team
Brand USA's dynamic team brings together some of the brightest and most experienced minds in global sales and marketing, consumer products and services, and the travel and tourism industry. Browse this page to learn more about our team.