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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 International Travel and Tourism Markets: Mexico (recording) Detailed Event Information For International Travel and Tourism Markets: Mexico (recording)
International Travel and Tourism Markets: Mexico (recording) -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: New York, NY, United States 02/27/2013 - 02/27/2013
Event Summary:
This is a recorded webinar. The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the U.S. Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team are pleased to present a webinar about the second largest tourism market to America: Mexico. The program was recorded on February 27, 2013 at 12:00pm Eastern time (9:00am Pacific). This webinar will cover international arrivals from Mexico, U.S. destinations most visited, spending patterns, trends highlighting critical data and market intelligence and practical market entry advice. • Mexico is the second largest market for visitor volume, visitor spending, and travel trade surplus. • Hear some expected trends for inbound travel from Mexico to the United States from U.S. Commercial Service Officers in Mexico City. • Learn from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries how to use available data and analysis to make better decisions, and the 2012 Fall Travel Forecast for Mexico and the positives and negatives influencing the Forecast. • Hear from Discover America Mexico on how to make your international marketing efforts more effective.

Anastasia Xenias, New York
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 212-809-2685
Juan Carlos Ruiz, Mexico City
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 011-52-55-5140-2654
Julie Heizer, Office of Tourism
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4904