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 FITUR 2013 Detailed Event Information For FITUR 2013
FITUR 2013 -- Travel and Tourism Industries
Location/Date: Madrid, Spain 01/30/2013 - 02/03/2013
Event Summary:
FITUR 2013 will be the 33th edition of this major European travel show. FITUR is the leading travel and tourism show in Spain and the world's largest travel and tourism fair and the second largest of its type in Europe. In 2012, they featured 9506 exhibitors from 167 countries. They were over 210,000 professional visitors attending the show. Product Categories Wholesalers/Tour Operators Travel Agencies Carrier Companies Hotels & Accommodations Companies Infrastructures (airports, ports) Leisure & Culture Service Companies, Know how Residential Tourism Travel Media Foreign Official Organizations Trade Association Incentives, Meetings, Congresses Education & Training Audience Profile of potential foreign customers Why Participate? Spain remains one of the fastest growing of the European Union's larger economies. With increasing interest in the U.S., especially among younger people, Spain is an excellent market opportunity. There are 11.8 million Spaniards between the ages of 18 and 35. California is one of the Spaniard's favorite destinations in the U.S. Golf is now the third most popular sport in Spain and golfers traveling abroad have begun to show an interest in destinations that combine traditional tourism with access to golf courses. In general terms, vacation trips generate 68 percent of travel by Spaniards while another 14 percent are visits to friends and relatives and 10 percent is business travel. 62 percent of Spaniards traveling abroad go with their families, 32 percent travel as couples and 6 percent travel alone. Spaniards usually spend 7 to 9 days in the U.S. and most have already visited the country.

Contacts:
Helen Simpson-Davis, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1882
Helen.Simpson-Davis@trade.gov
Helen Crowley, Madrid
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 34-91-308-1548
Helen.Crowley@trade.gov
Lawrence Michael Walsh, Brand USA Pavilions - B-FOR International

Phone: 540-373-9935
bbieneck@exhibitpro.com