Survey of International Air Travelers

ICR 202106-0625-004

OMB: 0625-0227

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Form and Instruction
Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
IC Document Collections
3867 Modified
ICR Details
0625-0227 202106-0625-004
Received in OIRA 201804-0625-001
Survey of International Air Travelers
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/14/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2021
300,000 300,000
75,000 45,000
0 0

The U.S. Department of Commerce assists in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of tourism data. This Survey (the SIAT is an existing program with revisions) is required (1) to comply with the U.S. Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-145 Sec 8); (2) to provide source data to analyze and report information to the Corporation for Travel Promotion/Brand USA, Inc.; (3) to comply with the 1945, 1961, 1981 and 1996 travel and tourism related acts to collect and publish comprehensive international travel and tourism statistics and other marketing information; (4) to fulfill U.S. Department of Commerce and agency directives to provide information on international travel characteristics and spending patterns, service exports and imports for the United States and (5) adhere to the elements of the 2012 National Travel and Tourism Strategy. The population of potential respondents consists of international air passengers who are departing the United States on participating airlines. Changes envisioned are: (1) Enhanced testing of the QR code/Mobile phone approach to leverage international airlines’ growing capability of offering international Wi-Fi to its on-board passengers; (2) Evaluation of a ‘short form’ version of the paper questionnaire (23 of the existing 33 questions) to reduce burden and improve passenger response rates when time is limited in the boarding area due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions; (3) Evaluation of a ‘‘land version’’ of the questionnaire should the U.S. Department of Commerce implement a surveying process at the U.S.–Canada and U.S.–Mexico borders. (Note: As of June 21, 2021, the government of Canada has discontinued surveying Canadian residents who visited the United States and the government of Mexico does not disclose details on Mexican visitors to the United States. The U.S. Travel Promotion Act of 2009 has mandated that the U.S. Department of Commerce implement a visitor data collection program on the southern border.)

PL: Pub.L. 104 - 288 201 Name of Law: United States National Tourism Organization Act of 1996
   PL: Pub.L. 97 - 63 Titles II - Duties: (10) Name of Law: National Tourism Policy Act of 1981
   PL: Pub.L. 87 - 63 2, (5) Name of Law: International Travel Act of 1961
   PL: Pub.L. 111 - 145 8 Name of Law: U.S. Travel Promotion Act of 2009
   PL: Pub.L. 79 - 171 1 Name of Law: The Bretton Woods Agreements Act of 1945
PL: Pub.L. 111 - 145 8 Name of Law: U.S. Travel Promotion Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 14726 03/18/2021
86 FR 35271 07/02/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Survey of International Air Travelers OMB Control No. 0625-0227 Expires 7/31/2021 Survey of International Air Travelers Questionnaire

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 300,000 300,000 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 75,000 45,000 0 30,000 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
The reported 'Annual Time Burden' is being brought into alignment with 'Annual Time Burden' reported in the Federal Register Notice (FRN). Calculation used in the FRN is: (300,000 responses x 15 minutes ea.)/60 minutes = 75,000 .

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Richard Champley 2024824753 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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