Travel and Tourism

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.

Learn more about what we can do for you:

FEATURED EVENT

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, david.fiscus@trade.gov or 801-524-3092.


Detailed Event Information For Trade Winds 2014 – The Americas Webinar Series Detailed Event Information For Trade Winds 2014 – The Americas Webinar Series
Trade Winds 2014 – The Americas Webinar Series -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Construction Eq., Defense Industry Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Medical Eq., Mining Industry Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Wheeling, WV, United States 12/18/2013 - 02/19/2014
Event Summary:
The United States has implemented 12 bilateral or multilateral reciprocal trade agreements with countries in the Western Hemisphere, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and bilateral FTAs with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. In 2012, U.S. exports to South and Central America plus the Caribbean totaled $205 billion. This Webinar Series will help you to explore the opportunities these agreements have for your company; where to start or how to increase your market share in Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Trade Winds 2014 - The Americas Webinar Series will provide valuable insights to new and experienced exporters who will gain knowledge of the export opportunities in this dynamic region. Companies will learn about the best prospects, financial and legal considerations and marketing strategies in 5 countries of the Western Hemisphere. Participants will also understand and appreciate the cultural differences, economic conditions and technological capabilities of potential partners. This five-part webinar series is also a venue to prepare participating U.S. companies for a more successful experience during the upcoming Trade Winds – The Americas being held on May 13-22, 2014 in Bogota, Colombia, with optional stops in Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Contacts:
Leandro Solorzano, Fort Lauderdale
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 954-356-6647
Leandro.Solorzano@trade.gov
Diego Gattesco, Wheeling
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 304 243 5493
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov