National Travel and Tourism Office

The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) is the United States’ foremost authority on travel research and policy matters. Operating under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, NTTO has a critical mission: to develop, collect, and disseminate essential statistical and market research on international travel. This invaluable information serves as a compass for planning and decision-making within both the public and private sectors.
The origins of NTTO’s survey program can be traced back to the early 1980s, and since then, it has remained a vital resource for tracking and reporting international air traveler statistics. This data is instrumental in informing the strategies of airlines, airports, government entities, and private organizations. NTTO’s partnership with CIC Research, established in 1985, underscores the commitment to delivering exceptional research. CIC Research manages NTTO’s flagship research initiative, the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT), which plays a pivotal role in shaping the understanding of international travel trends.