Diamond Resorts International® Chairman and CEO Meets with White House to Support Travel Strategy

Diamond Resorts International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen J. Cloobeck, together with CEOs from many of the nation’s leading travel industry companies, met on March 28, 2012, with senior Administration officials at the White House to express support for President Obama’s national travel and tourism strategy.

President Obama’s national travel and tourism strategy would increase travel and foreign tourism to the United States, spurring economic growth and job creation.

As a cornerstone of the U.S. economy and one of our nation’s leading service sectors, the $1.9 trillion travel industry supports 14.4 million U.S. jobs and with the appropriate policies in place, has the potential to quickly provide opportunities for unemployed workers across the country.

Cloobeck expressed his continued support for President Obama’s Executive Order given in January which included a new pilot program and rule change for visa processing in China and Brazil; a final rule to expand and make the Global Entry program permanent; the appointment of new members to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board; and the Nomination of Taiwan to the Visa Waiver Program.

“As a global leader in the travel and vacation ownership industries, it’s my responsibility to be actively involved, united with fellow travel industry leaders, and supporting vital travel initiatives as the U.S. seeks to become the top tourist destination in the world,” said Cloobeck.

Alongside Diamond Resort's Stephen Cloobeck, some of the other CEOs representing the travel industry at the White House meeting included: Jim Atchison, President & Chief Executive Officer, Seaworld Parks & Entertainment; Roger Dow, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Travel Association; Dara Khosrowshahi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia, Inc.; Christopher Nassetta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Worldwide; Rossi Ralenkotter, President & Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; John Sprouls, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Universal Parks and Resorts; and Frits van Paasschen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
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