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.
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|Understanding the Shifts in the 2012 Overseas Travel to the United States -- Travel and Tourism Industries|
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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)
|Anastasia Xenias, New York|
Senior International Trade Specialist
|Ron Erdmann, Office of Tourism|
|Richard Champley, Office of Tourism|
Senior Research Analyst
|Mark Brown, Office of Tourism|
Market Research Analyst