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 International Travel and Tourism Markets: Focus on Taiwan Detailed Event Information For International Travel and Tourism Markets: Focus on Taiwan
International Travel and Tourism Markets: Focus on Taiwan -- Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 04/29/2013 - 04/29/2013
Event Summary:
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 on the latest market to going the Visa Waiver Program: Taiwan. Recorded on April 29, 2013 at 6:00pm Eastern Time (US), this webinar presents data and analysis on Taiwanese inbound tourism to the United States, as well as opportunities and strategies to attract Taiwanese travelers. This market intelligence webinar offers a profile of the Taiwanese traveler, insight on travel distribution in Taiwan, as well as ideas for specific opportunities for you to promote your travel and tourism products. Taiwan has generated nearly 300,000 travelers each year since 2004. Since 2003, arrivals from Taiwan are up 21% through 2011. OTTI had forecast it to grow by 47% between 2011 and 2017, but now that the market has Visa Waiver Status it will be interesting to see how this market changes. The preliminary spending estimate for Taiwanese visitors to and within the United States was $1.2 billion in 2012, up 80% since 2003. Learn more about the key traveler characteristics of the Taiwanese visitors over time and how to use this information to tailor your approach to this country.

Anastasia Xenias, New York
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 212-809-2685
Scott Pozil, Moscow
Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +7-495-728-5364
Ron Erdmann, Office of Tourism
Deputy Director
Phone: 202-482-4554
Julie Heizer, Office of Tourism
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4904
Mei Mei Wang, Taipei
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 886-2-2720-1550 ext. 309