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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.

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China is rapidly becoming one of the most important outbound tourism markets in the world. According to the China National Tourism Administration, Chinese outbound travelers reached 109 million in 2014. The United States is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese travelers. In 2014, China ranked as the 6th largest international market for the United States. According to the National Travel and Tourism Office within the U.S. Department of Commerce, China is expected to become the largest source of overseas travelers to the United States by 2020 (overseas excludes Canada and Mexico).

Is Your Destination China-Ready? Join us May 19 at 8PM (ET); 5PM (PT) to gain best practices from travel & hospitality industry experts on how to cater to Chinese visitors AND learn how to effectively market to Southwest China's growing travel market.

Questions? Contact Dave Fiscus, david.fiscus@trade.gov or 801-524-3092.


Detailed Event Information For Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program Detailed Event Information For Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program
Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Athens, Greece 11/22/2012 - 11/25/2012
Event Summary:
Philoxenia, Greece's premier annual international travel and tourism exhibition, takes place every year in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in northern Greece. The CS Athens Literature Promotion Program (LPP) customizes and expands-upon the traditional catalog show. We select the best trade shows at which to hold the LPP, in sectors that offer the greatest potential for U.S. firms. We know that it is very important that we understand your products or services, and your objectives for participating in this event, so before the event we will ask you to complete a Company Profile, detailing your products or services, your competitive advantages, your objectives for participating in the LPP, the most important criteria that you are looking for in an overseas partner, and other important information. We will then call you to review your Profile and answer any questions you may have. All of this information will better enable us to discuss your products or services with visitors to the event and to obtain the right information from them. CS Athens' participation in Philoxenia, which started in 2010 for the first time, through its “Discover America” Literature Promotion Program was a resounding success, generating Export Successes for the participating U.S. companies. In addition to the display of U.S. companies' literature in our booth, CS Athens will arrange for a number of promotional activities for U.S. participants before, during and after the show. Before Philoxenia, CS Athens will send press releases to all major travel media, major tour operators and travel agents, and to the Philoxenia organizers. During Philoxenia, CS Athens will distribute press releases with the profiles of U.S. participating companies to travel journalists that participated in the press conference given by the Minister of Tourism. And following Philoxenia, CS Athens will arrange with internet travel sites to upload information on our participation. After the event, CS Athens will provide the trade leads generated at the show to the U.S. participants and send a follow-up message to the firms we met with, reminding them of our meeting. New Service Added: Philoxenia Organizers will again invite foreign tour operators that will be available for pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. CS Athens plans to meet with and promote the U.S. participants to these tour operators. Participation fee is $300 per U.S. entity. This is a very popular event so be sure to reserve your space right away!

Contacts:
Irene Ralli, Athens
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 30-210-720-2224; 2225
Irene.Ralli@trade.gov
David McNeill, Santo Domingo
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 809-368-7162
David.McNeill@trade.gov
Maria Georgousi, Athens
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 30-210-720-2303
Maria.Georgousi@trade.gov