Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, was established by the Travel Promotion Act to spearhead the nation’s first global marketing effort to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and to communicate U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures to worldwide travelers. With a mission of increasing incremental visitation, spend and market share of international travelers to the United States, Brand USA works in close partnership with more than 500 partners to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. These benefits include fueling the nation’s economy and fostering understanding between people and cultures. Through its call-to-action—Visit The USA—Brand USA inspires travelers to explore the United States of America’s boundless possibilities.
For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about exceptional and unexpected travel experiences in the United States, please visit Brand USA’s consumer website at www.VisitTheUSA.com.
Expedia is one of the world’s leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers easily plan and book travel with the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. We believe in the transformative power of America’s National Parks to inspire travel and discovery, and are honored to lend support and raise awareness. To book your next trip to explore all our National Parks have to offer, visit www.expedia.com/nationalparks.
Who we are is what we leave behind. Theodore Roosevelt certainly understood this when, in 1906, he fought the conventional wisdom of his time and set aside millions of acres of land to be preserved for future generations. And it’s something Subaru understood when, over a decade ago, we became the first U.S. automaker to achieve zero landfill, with all waste recycled or turned into electricity. It wasn’t easy. Doing the right thing rarely is. But like President Roosevelt, we made a commitment to something we believe in: the future. It’s this promise, and our passion for the parks, that led us to share our environmental expertise with the National Park Service with the goal of helping them reach zero landfill, and it’s what makes us proud to be a partner in this remarkable film. To learn more about what Subaru is doing with the National Parks, visit Subaru.com/environment.
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer headquartered near Seattle. Our story started in 1938 when 23 mountain climbers banded together to buy ice axes. Today we’re the largest consumer co-op in the United States with 5.5 million members. We have more than 140 stores in 35 states—but we’re a lot more than just a gear store. REI Adventures, our adventure travel company, runs 150 custom-designed itineraries that touch every continent. For people who want to hone their outdoor skills, REI Outdoor School offers beginner- to advanced-level courses on a wide range of activities. And to build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, we invest millions of dollars each year to help care for and increase access to the outdoor places our members love.
The Giant Dome Theater Consortium (GDTC) incorporated in 2010 to foster educational film production for the most unique theaters in the world. The GDTC facilitates film production through financial support, and encourages the use of technical standards that maximize the experiential impact of the giant dome screen. Member institutions of the GDTC are Cincinnati Museum Center; Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte; Museum of Science, Boston; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego; Science Museum of Minnesota and the St. Louis Science Center.
A brand that celebrates life along the coast, Coastal Living (http://www.coastalliving.com/) is the source of inspiration and information for people who live or dream of living a coastal lifestyle. Coastal Living launched in 1997 and serves a total audience of 4.9 million. Coastal Living is available on all tablets and is published by Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the United States.
Sunset (www.sunset.com) is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West’s best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over five million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publications, Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partnerships, books and International Wine Competition.
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.4 million members and supporters. In addition to helping people from all backgrounds explore nature and our outdoor heritage, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information on the Sierra Club’s National Park Centennial celebrations, visit www.sierraclub.org/nps100.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016, Find Your Park was launched as a movement to spread the word about the 400-plus amazing national parks, the inspirational stories that the national parks tell, the country’s natural resources, and our diverse cultural heritage. Join the celebration to explore, learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in the parks. Want to know where to start your journey? Visit www.findyourpark.com.
This is a film we have longed to make for so many years—to weave together a powerful adventure story with a chance for people to experience a taste of all the wonders that await deep within the national parks.