U.S. Department of Commerce invites the US travel industry to a webinar


The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the U.S. Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team will present the next in their series of informational webinars on April 20th at 2:30pm Hawaii Standard (5:30pm Pacific, 8:30pm Eastern).

This 90 minute webinar will feature snapshot presentations from the US Commercial Service in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines as well as a regional overview from the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries.

The April 20th webinar will cover international arrivals from South East Asian markets, U.S. destinations most visited, spending patterns, and trends from this important region. The program will highlight critical data from the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries and market intelligence from the U.S. Commercial Service offices on how to take advantage of emerging markets in South East Asia with higher income per capita than some larger Asian markets.

Participants will get a better understanding of the markets and will hear some expected trends for 2011 and beyond for inbound travel from Southeast Asia to the United States. Learn how to use some of the available data to make better decisions. Couple that with the products and services available from the Department of Commerce to make your international marketing efforts more effective in South East Asia. Please join us to learn more about this international inbound region to the United States!Webinar call-in & log-in information will be sent after registration is received.Interested participants may register here:


For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at 212-809-2685 (Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov) John Holman at (john.holman@trade.gov) or Julie Heizer at 202-482-4904 (julie.heizer@trade.gov).

OTTI Background
Manufacturing and Services’ Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. To view the OTTI non-resident arrivals data tables that provide monthly estimates on the number of international visitors, and the rate of change each month and year-to-date, please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/m-2010-I-001/index.html

Additional information about inbound travel from Asia to the United States, see http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2009_Asia_Market_Profile.pdf

For more detail information on the U.S. international travel to the U.S., please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html U.S. Commercial Service Background