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
$1.000.00 per company
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Detailed Event Information For Discover Global Tourism Markets: Tourism Forecast 2014-2018 Detailed Event Information For Discover Global Tourism Markets: Tourism Forecast 2014-2018
Discover Global Tourism Markets: Tourism Forecast 2014-2018 -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 02/20/2014 - 02/20/2014
Event Summary:
Discover Global Tourism Markets: International Travel and Tourism Forecast 2014-2018. On February 20, 2014 at 12:00pm (noon) EST, the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team hosted a webinar on international travel and tourism markets. The focus of this webinar is NTTO's 5-year Travel Forecast for International Travel developed for 2014-2018. The Forecast for International Travel is prepared by NTTO staff using economic/demographic/social factors, Commerce historical visitation trends, input from DOC's U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service staff abroad, and other numerous and varied sources. The Forecast is based on a country-level, bottom-up consensus approach by the forecast team. Each team member develops independent country-level estimates for the top 40 visitor origin markets based on numerous quantitative data and qualitative information. These 40 markets account for 95 percent of total international arrivals. This recorded webinar will enable participants to get a better understanding of the Forecast for each of the top ten and other select visitor origin markets, including the assumptions behind the forecasts. Please join us for the next of these travel and tourism industry webinars. The details: recorded on February 20, 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm EST Event Cost: $50 ($25 for recording) Webinar netreplay link will be sent after registration is received. For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at or 212-809-2685,, or

Anastasia Xenias, New York
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 212-809-2685
Ron Erdmann, Office of Tourism
Deputy Director
Phone: 202-482-4554
Julie Heizer, Office of Tourism
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4904