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Travel and Tourism: Attracting More International Visitors to the USA

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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, or 801-524-3092.

Detailed Event Information For JATA Travel Showcase 2013 Detailed Event Information For JATA Travel Showcase 2013
JATA Travel Showcase 2013 -- Travel and Tourism Industries
Location/Date: Tokyo, Japan 09/12/2013 - 09/15/2013
Event Summary:
The Japan Association of Travel Agents is organizing JATA Travel Showcase 2013 from September 12-15, 2013 at the Tokyo Big Sight East Exhibitions Hall. The event consists of the “International Tourism Forum” to discuss issues on the development of the tourism industry, the “International Business Meeting” where international sellers and buyers gather for new business opportunities, and the “Travel Showcase” were over 1000 companies from over 150 countries and regions exhibit for the showcase. Targeted exhibitors include tourist agencies; tourist bureaus and embassies; government administration offices; prefectures and municipalities; transportation companies including airlines, railways, buses, cruises and rental cars; lodging establishments, tour operators, travel agency IT support businesses; and media. Over 125,000 visitors attended the event in 2012.

Helen Simpson-Davis, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1882
Stephen Anderson, Tokyo
Commercial Officer
Phone: (+81) 3-3224-5058
Mr. Mitsuteru Hada, AVIAREPS

Phone: 81-3-3225-0008