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:

Wow! OUTDOOR FUN | China | September 8-18, 2015

The U.S. Commercial Service and Visit USA China committee is organizing a China-wide Tourism Promotion Mission (WoW!) focusing on Outdoor Fun in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shenyang and Beijing from September 8th to September 17th, 2015 for U.S. tourism clients and trade promoters including U.S. CVBs, State tourism agencies, airlines, tour operators and other tourism suppliers, service providers and promotion entities.

The WoW Outdoor Mission Offers:

  • Develop U.S. tourism client relationships with local key governmental contacts
  • Develop U.S. tourism client relationships with local major outbound tour industries, including tour operators
  • Identify and establish U.S. tourism client presence in China’s best prospective tourism markets
  • Promote U.S. tourism interests
  • Promote U.S. and China trade relationship


  • September 8 – Shanghai
  • September 10 – Chengdu
  • September 14 – Wuhan
  • September 16 – Shenyang
  • September 18 – Beijing

Participation Fee / Each City:

  • VisitUSA China Committee Members: $800.00
  • None-VisitUSA China Committee Members: $1000.00

Learn more about the event by clicking here.

Contacts for each city:

Beijing Stop
Ms. Wei Jing
010 8531 4296
18614095876 / 13810497254

Shanghai Stop
Ms. Stellar Chu
021 6279 8726

Wuhan Stop
Ms. Wang Jing
027 8555 7791 – 808

Chengdu Stop
Ms. Fan Li
028 8558 3992

Shenyang Stop
Ms. Andrea Shen
024 2322 1198


Detailed Event Information For Travel and Tourism Regulations Detailed Event Information For Travel and Tourism Regulations
Travel and Tourism Regulations -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 08/04/2014 - 08/04/2015
Event Summary:
The U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Homeland Security held a joint webinar to promote the National Travel and Tourism Strategy on August 4th 2014 at 3:00pm EST (12:00pm PST). The recorded webinar provides information to leisure and business travel operators worldwide with information on U.S. visa and port of entry procedures, as well as data analysis on arrivals between visa and visa-waiver countries. The Department of Commerce hosted the webinar online. Subject matter experts from the Departments of State and Homeland Security were available to respond to questions about U.S. visa policy and port of entry procedures. Experts from the Department of Commerce were available to answer questions on data and forecast. For those organizations unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording of the teleconference is availble beginning August 10th and remain available for a period of 360 days.

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
Robert Stackpole, Birmingham
Phone: 205-731-1333