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 Travel and Tourism Regulations Detailed Event Information For Travel and Tourism Regulations
Travel and Tourism Regulations -- Travel and Tourism Industries
Pre-Register for this event
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.

Contacts:
Anastasia Xenias, New York
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 212-809-2685
Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov
Ron Erdmann, Office of Tourism
Deputy Director
Phone: 202-482-4554
Ron.Erdmann@trade.gov
Julie Heizer, Office of Tourism
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4904
Julie.Heizer@trade.gov
Robert Stackpole, Birmingham
Director
Phone: 205-731-1333
Robert.Stackpole@trade.gov