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About us

The Visit USA Committee is a non - profit Trade Association of destinations, industry partners and
individuals with the goal of promoting travel and tourism to the United States of America

 

Activities – Services

 

Management – Secretariat

Visit USA Commitee – Switzerland
Heinz Zimmermann, Chairman
Förrlibuckstrasse 110
CH-8005 Zurich

Phone
+41 79 404 48 13
Homepage

Promotional – Events Management

Visit USA Committee
Förrlibuckstrasse 110
CH-8005 Zürich
 

Phone
+41 44 749 25 25
Homepage
 

COMMITTEE NEWS

28.11.2018
Annual Meeting turning into a USA specialists meeting

The annual General Assembly Meeting of the Visit USA Committee Switzerland turned into a true industry meeting of the "creme" of the US specialists. Budget and program for FY 2019 were approved. The focus was on the resignation of longtime Chairman Werner E. Wiedmer and the election of the new board, including some new members. Some 60 people attended from Switzerland and Germany.

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Visit USA – History

The Visit USA Committee Switzerland was established in 1984 at the initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Bern in order to make up for the lack of a relevant U.S. government agency such as the former USTTA. The founders included local travel industry representatives such as TO's, airlines and U.S. destinations, resp. their local representations.

The primary goal was to pool the scarce resources with the goal of educating and informing the Swiss trade and to provide U.S. industry with an attractive and cost effective promotional platform. The annual Visit USA Seminar became soon the Committee's main and most visible activity and was in the 1990ties with over 1,000 attending travel agents the largest destination promotion in the country. Together with Canada the Committee produced, for a period of 5 years, the "Visit North-America Seminar".

A strong Dollar in particular and the events following 9/11 resulted in a drastic reduction of Swiss travel to the U.S. which dropped from the all-time high of 430,000 arrivals to 260,000 in 2004. Since then the numbers of Swiss arrivals started to climb back reaching new record numbers. With annually over 536‘000 arrivals in 2015 Switzerland ranks worldwide among the 20 most attractive tourist markets for the U.S.with one of the world’s highest purchasing powers.

In 2007 the Committe expanded its member services providing market information, economic data and additional events complementing the annual Visit USA Seminar. A new and cost-effective group membership (DACH) including the German and Austrian Visit USA Committees is now available. It allows to cover the German speaking part of Europe by means of joint promotional activities.

The «Visit USA Committee Switzerland» operates in close coordination and support of «TheBrandUSA» the (ppa) agency for the promotion of travel and tourism to the U.S.

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Visit USA – Executive Board

 

Chairman

Heinz Zimmermann

Visit USA Committee / Topline Marketing Ltd.
Förrlibuckstrasse 110
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 749 25 25
Homepage
 

Vice Chairman

Reto Schneider

United Airlines
Obstgartenstrasse 27
8302 Kloten
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 315 53 08
Homepage
 

Kenny Prevost

Hotelplan Suisse
Sägereistrasse 20
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland

Phone
+41 43 211 75 75
Homepage
 

Andreas Heinzer

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd
P.O. Box
ZRH HX/DC-S
8058  Zürich-Airport
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 564 40 00
Homepage
 

Marcel Gehring

Knecht Reisen AG
Schwimmbadstrasse 1
5210 Windisch
Switzerland

Phone
+41 (62) 834 7181
 

Tino Swoboda

DER Touristik - Kuoni Reisen
Emil-von-Behring-Straße 6
60424 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 9588 7541
 

Project Manager

Louisa Bordewieck

Topline Marketing Ltd.
Förrlibuckstrasse 110
8005 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 749 25 25
Homepage
 

Honorary Chairman

Werner E. Wiedmer


 

Phone
+41 79 417 09 57
E-Mail
Homepage
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Visit USA – Active members

 

Air France KLM Delta
Schaffhauserstrasse 146
8302 Kloten
Switzerland

Phone
+41 76 356 87 11
Homepage

American Airlines
Hardturmstrasse 11
2124
8060 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone
+41 (43) 344 67 01
Homepage

Avis Budget Car Rental
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 809 1940
Homepage

Kuoni - DER Touristik Schweiz AG
8048 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone
+49 69 9588 7541

AVIS
Flughofstrasse 61
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 809 19 31
Homepage

FTI Touristik AG
Brandbachstrasse 10
8305 Dietlikon
Schweiz

Phone
+41 44 225 4461
Mobile
+41 76 423 33 02
Homepage

Hertz Car Rental
Rütistrasse 22
8952 Schlieren
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 732 12 41

Hotelplan Suisse
Sägereistrasse 20
8152 Glattbrugg
Switzerland

Phone
+41 43 211 75 75
Homepage

Knecht Reisen AG
Schwimmbadstrasse 1
5210 Windisch
Switzerland

Phone
+41 (0)62 834 71 11

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd
ZRH HX/DC-S
P.O. Box
8058  Zürich-Airport
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 564 40 00
Homepage

Para Tours
Seftigenstrasse 201
3084 Wabern-Bern
Switzerland

Phone
+41 31 960 11 60

Thomas Cook Service AG
Poststrasse 4
8808 Pfäffikon
Switzerland

Phone
+41 55 415 86 86

TUI Suisse Ltd
Friesenbergstrasse 75
P.O. Box 9180
8036 Zürich
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 455 44 23
E-Mail
Homepage

United Airlines
Obstgartenstrasse 27
8302 Kloten
Switzerland

Phone
+41 44 315 53 08
Homepage

Voyageurs du Monde Suisse
Rue de la Rôtisserie 19
1204 Genève
Switzerland

Phone
+41 22 518 79 70
Mobile
+41 78 775 94 40
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Visit USA – Combined members

 

Adventure Travel West, Inc.
P.O.Box 12181
80212 Denver CO
USA

Phone
+1 303-697-6688
Mobile
Fax +1 303-697-5384
Homepage

Alamo Rent A Car
Dwight D. Eisenhower Stzr. 2
65197 Wiesbaden
Germany

Phone
+49/611/23607741
Homepage

Aer Lingus
Kaiserstrasse 77
60329 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69-770673033
Homepage

Alabama Tourism Department
Am Weidendamm 1A
10117 Berlin
Germany

Phone
+49 30 726 251 91

Fort Myers & Sanibel - The Beaches of ...
Hanauer Landstr. 184
60314 Frankfurt

Phone
+49/69/17 53 71 -20

American Steamboat Company
1 Longview Terrace, Histon Road
 Cambridge CB4 3JH
UK

Arizona Office of Tourism
Luisenstrasse 4
30159 Hannover
Germany

Phone
+49 5118 9089 945

Avis Budget Autovermietung GmbH & Co. KG
Zimmersmühlenweg 21
61437 Oberursel
Germany

Phone
klaus.tusche@avis.de
Homepage

Bradenton Area CVB
63739 Aschaffenburg
Germany

Phone
+49 6021 5839042
Homepage

Capital Region USA
Hindenburgstrasse 2
64665 Alsbach
Germany

Phone
+49 6257 68781
Homepage

Choice Hotels Europe
Martin-Kollar-Straße 9
81829 München
Germany

Phone
+49-89-42001520

Colorado Office of Tourism
Neumarkt 33
50667 Köln
Germany

Phone
+49/221/2336 407
Homepage

Dallas & Ft. Worth CVB
Scheidswaldstr. 73
60385 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 255 38 290
Homepage

Denver CVB
80202 Denver, CO
USA

Phone
+1/303/571 9445

Dallas & Fort Worth
Scheidswaldstr. 73
60385 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49/69/255380

Discover New England / get it across marketing
Neumarkt 33
50667 Cologne
Germany

Phone
+49/221/2336409

Discover America - Get-it-Accross Mktg
Neumarkt 33
50667 Köln
Germany

Phone
+49/221/39760582

Enterprise Autovermietung Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG
Dwight D Eisenhower Str. 2
65197 Wiesbaden
Germany

Phone
luetkem@ehi.com
Homepage

Explore Fairbanks
Schuchstr. 15
01139 Radebeul
Germany

Phone
+49 351 427 500 74

Fairflight Touristik GmbH
Neustraße 11-12
06886 Wittenberg
Germany

Phone
+49/3491/4333460

Florida Keys & Key West
Neumarkt 33
50667 Köln
Germany

Phone
+49/221/2336451
Homepage

Florida - Visit Florida
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49/89/689 638-28

Georgia Tourism - Lieb Management GmbH
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49 89 6890 638-48

Greater Miami CVB
Postfach 1425
61284 Bad Homburg
Germany

Phone
+49/6172/921601

Hawaii Tourism Europe - Lieb Management
Bavariaring 38
80336 Munich
Germany

Hilton Hotels
Lyoner Straße 20
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49/69/66556 336
Homepage

Hyatt International Hotels & Resorts
Römerpassage 1
55116 Mainz
Germany

Phone
+49 6131 9731 6789
Homepage

Icelandair
Weissfrauenstr. 12-16
60311 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 299 976 14

Illinois Office of Tourism
Scheidswaldstr. 73
60385 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 255 38 280
Homepage

Kansas/Oklahoma Travel & Tourism
Landaustr. 26
38112 Braunschweig
Germany

Phone
+49(0)531 2311633

Kentucky , Memphis & Mississippi, Tennessee
Eilendorferstr. 20
50933 Cologne
Germany

Phone
+49 221 4236 2508
Mobile
+49 151 2538 3337

Kissimmee - Experience Kissimmee
6021 325 303 Aschaffenburg
Germany

Phone
+49 6021 325 303

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Neumarkt 33
50667 Köln
Germany

Phone
+49 221 4767 1222

Mall of America
60 East Broadway
55425 Bloomington, MN
USA

Phone
+1/952/240/9340
Homepage

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Dreieichstr. 59
60594 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
arusch@mohg.com
Homepage

Marriott International Inc.
Frankfurter Str. 10-14
65760 Eschborn
Germany

Phone
+49/6196/4962722
Homepage

Memphis & Mississippi
Adenauerplatz 4
33602 Bielefeld
Germany

Phone
+49 521 986 0420

Naples/Marco Islands/Everglades
Königstr. 10 b
70173 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone
0711-912576 10

Nevada - Travel Nevada
Josephspitalstr. 15
80331 München
Germany

Phone
+49/89/552533415

New Orleans CVB
Scheidswaldstraße 73
60385 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 255 38 270
Homepage

North Carolina FVA
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49 89 689 063 847

New York State Division of Tourism
Seeleitn 65
c/o CircleSolution Germany LTD.
82541 Münsing
Germany

Phone
+49 8177 998 9503

NYC & Company
Josephspitalstr. 15
80331 München
Germany

Phone
+49 89 55 25 33 409
Homepage

Norwegian Cruise Line
Kreuzberger Ring 68
65205 Wiesbaden
Germany

Phone
+49 611 360 71 34
Homepage

Oregon Travel - Lieb Management
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49-89-6890638-42

Orlando Tourism Bureau
Angelbergstraße 7
56076 Koblenz
Germany

Phone
+49/261/9730673
Homepage

Papillon Helicopters
3900 Paradise Rd Suite 233
89169 Las Vegas NV
USA

Phone
+1/702-736-6322
Homepage

Philadelphia, PA
Scheidswaldstraße 73
 Frankfurt /Main
Germany

Phone
+49 69 255 38 250

Phoenix Motorhomes LLC
7225 N 110th AVE # 8
58307 Glendale, AZ
USA

Phone
+1 602 903 2001

Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Schenkendorfstr. 1
65187 Wiesbaden
Germany

Phone
+49-611-2676710

RCL Cruise Lines LTD
Lyoner Str. 20
60528 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone
+49 69 9200 7131
Homepage

Real America - The Real America
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49-89-6890638-41

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Luisenstraße 7
63263 Neu Isenburg
Germany

Phone
+49/6102/3666-52

Seattle & Washington State - Visit
Bavariaring 38
80336 München
Germany

Phone
+49/89/6890638-43

South Carolina Tourism
Postfach 1425
61284 Bad Homburg
Germany

Phone
+49/6172/921604

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
61288 Bad Homburg
Germany

Phone
+49-6172-38809480

Tampa Bay - Visit
63739 Aschaffenburg
Germany

Phone
+49 (0) 6021-325-303

Tennessee Tourism
Horstheider Weg 106 a
33613 Bielefeld
Germany

Phone
+49/521/9860415

US Bike Travel
Hauptstrasse 28
91341 Röttenbach
Germany

Phone
+49 9195 9392620

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
Badenerstr. 15
8004 Zürich
Germany

Phone
0041 44 286 9999

Vail Resorts
Rolandswerther Str. 3a 
50937 Köln
Germany

Phone
+49/221/923 56 92
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Visit USA – Partner Organizations

 

Brand USA
1725 Eye Street NW Suite 800
20006 Washington D.C.
USA

Phone
+1 202 536 2061

U.S. Travel Association
1100 New York Avenue NW, Suite 450
20005-3934 Washington, DC
USA

Phone
+1 202-218-3604
Homepage

RSAA - Receptive Services Ass. of America
2365 Harrodsburg Road
40504 Lexington, KY

Phone
+1 859-226-4205
E-Mail
Homepage

Visit USA Committee Germany e.V.
Friedrich-Ebert-Str.-113
42719  Solingen
Germany

Phone
+49-(0)176-24844035

Visit USA Committee Austria
Buchenweg 8A
4072 Alkoven
Austria

Phone
+43 699 1056 7853
Homepage
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