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Objectives of WSTPC
monitor, and seek issues having broad impact or the potential for
broad impact, on travel and tourism, the economy, and the quality
Support and conduct research to
assist in the development and advocacy of policy positions and alternatives.
Advocate tourism positions of
Provide a regional forum and serve
as a focal point for information and data exchange including sponsoring
educational and information programs which will assist in establishing
a better understanding and consideration of the western tourism perspective
and a wider recognition of the substantial contribution of the West
to the well-being of the nation as a whole.
Provide for coordination of the
Council's efforts and serve the ongoing information needs of the legislative
and executive branches of local, state, tribal and federal government;
state, regional and national associations; and other institutions
by providing input on matters of concern to tourism industry constituencies
in the western states.
Facilitate cooperation and coordination
among the states, and between the states and the federal government.
Influence the policies and programs
of local, state, and federal agencies affecting tourism in the western
Seek opportunities to testify
and speak before government, media, and the general public on policy
issues of concern to the general welfare of the West and the nation.
Encourage western tourism leadership
representation on key committees of state and federal government and
Develop and advocate unified approaches
with other multi-state organizations in support of key western tourism