Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism: Attracting More International Visitors to the USA

The Commercial Service helps U.S. tourism companies including promotion bureaus, CVBs, hotels, tour operators, and more to capture international business. We support you through the activities of our Travel & Tourism (T&T) Team comprised of tourism specialists throughout the U.S.

Team members can help you understand global markets, develop international marketing plans, meet buyers at international trade shows, and much more.

Learn more about what we can do for you:

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

Travel & Tourism Show | Chile | August 10-11, 2015

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and BrandUSA to explore opportunities to promote U.S. tourism in Chile – the only Visa Waiver country in Latin America. Be a part of this Business Development Program. Each participating company will receive:

  • One-on-one meetings with tour operators
  • Round table presentations for travel agents
  • Participation in all related events
  • A conference call with trade experts stationed in Chile and, optionally, Argentina and Uruguay, to review your specific goals and objectives.
  • U.S. Embassy rates with local hotel (must book through U.S. Commercial Service, e-mail us for details)

Dates: August 10-11, 2015
Cost:
$1.000.00 per company
Learn more
about the event by clicking here.
Register for the event
: isabel.valenzuela@trade.gov


Detailed Event Information For Understanding the Shifts in the 2012 Overseas Travel to the United States Detailed Event Information For Understanding the Shifts in the 2012 Overseas Travel to the United States
Understanding the Shifts in the 2012 Overseas Travel to the United States -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 11/07/2013 - 11/07/2013
Event Summary:
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Travel and Tourism Office (Office of Travel and Tourism Industries - OTTI) and the Global Travel and Tourism Team will present a webinar detailing dynamic shifts in travel patterns and characteristics of overseas travelers to the U.S. and their impact on U.S. destinations and businesses in 2012. Overall, overseas travel to the United States increased seven percent. The top 10 arrivals markets accounted for 60% of total overseas arrivals to the country. Among the top 10 overseas source markets to the United States three countries posted declines three posted double-digit growth, and another six markets posted single digit growth in arrivals to the U.S. The different rates of change in 2012 effected destinations visited and specific travel and tourism businesses/sectors. In addition to the rates of change in arrivals some significant changes in traveler characteristics and travel patterns of the country's overseas visitors also had an impact on destinations visited and specific travel and tourism businesses/sectors. The year brought shifts in the purpose of trip, first time visits, the number of destinations visited, use of packages, port-of-entry, transportation used while within the country, length of stay and others. During this webinar, you will learn more about these shifts and their effects on the nation's top destinations. The presentation will review 2012 overseas travel overall, and will then focus specifically on the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China and Brazilian markets. Speakers include Mark Brown, Economist, and Richard Champley, Senior Market Research Analyst and Program Manager, National Travel and Tourism Office (Office of Travel and Tourism Industries - OTTI)

Contacts:
Anastasia Xenias, New York
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 212-809-2685
Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov
Ron Erdmann, Office of Tourism
Deputy Director
Phone: 202-482-4554
Ron.Erdmann@trade.gov
Richard Champley, Office of Tourism
Senior Research Analyst
Phone: 202-482-4753
Richard.Champley@trade.gov
Mark Brown, Office of Tourism
Market Research Analyst
Phone: 482-4754
Mark.Brown@trade.gov