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TI News: An information service from Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI)

August 31, 2007

Increase your visitor numbers and sales figures from SE Asia

SOUTHEAST ASIA EXPLORATORY MISSION
Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore
October 5-12, 2007

Join the Southeast Asia Exploratory Mission organized by the Travel Industry Association of America and the U.S. Commercial Service. This exploratory mission will put you face to face with key players in the local travel industry and U.S. Embassy officials from each country. You will learn and evaluate their needs as well as your own. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your destination/product. Be one step ahead of your competitors and decide for yourself if this market is right for you.

Mission Objectives:

  • To explore the emerging markets of Southeast Asia for promoting U.S. tourism
  • Get briefings from U.S. Embassy officials and key local travel representatives
  • Promote your destination/product to key tour operators and industry leaders
  • Develop strong business relationships with players in the local travel industry
To maximize the mission’s effectiveness space is limited to 15 participants, so sign up today!  Attached are additional information and a registration form. Or, you can click on the following link: http://www.tia.org/International/Southeast_Asia_Mission.html

To maximize the mission’s effectiveness space is limited to 15 participants, so sign up today!  Attached are additional information and a registration form. Or, you can click on the following link: http://www.tia.org/International/Southeast_Asia_Mission.html

If you have questions, please contact:

Bruce Bommarito, Vice President of International Strategy, TIA
Email: bbommarito@tia.org
Tel: (202) 408-3604

Michael Martin, Marketing Manager, TIA
Email: mmartin@tia.org
Tel: (202) 218-3620

For additional information and background on travel to and from China, please refer to the following:

Top 50 Markets for International Arrivals to the United States:
http://travel.trade.gov/cat/f-2006-201-001.html

Forecast of International Travelers to the United States, 2005-2011
http://travel.trade.gov/view/f-2000-99-001/forecast/2005_2011_Country_Forecast.pdf

World & U.S. International Visitor Arrivals & Receipts
http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/inbound.world_us_intl_arrivals.html

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries publishes visitation data for more than 200 countries that generate visitors to the United States, as well as visitation data for each world region .To learn more about international visitation and visitor spending in the United States, access the 2006 data tables, and to read additional analyses of these data, please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html

TIA                                                                                                                          U.S. Commercial Service

Southeast Asia Exploratory Mission:
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
October 5 – 12, 2007

Organized by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) and the U.S. Commercial Service

Emerging Market Fast Facts:

  • Malaysia’s purchasing power is among the highest in Asia and Malaysian’s love to travel
  • Singapore has one of the most sophisticated economies in Asia and is part of the U.S. visa waiver program
  • The growing middle class in Thailand is increasingly interested in products/services from abroad
  • Vietnam possesses one of the world’s fastest growing economies

Learn how to target and benefit from this emerging market by participating in a mission trip to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam organized by the Travel Industry Association and the U.S. Commercial Service.

This exploratory mission will put you face to face with key players in the local travel industry and U.S. Embassy officials from each country. You will learn and evaluate their needs as well as your own. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your destination/product. Be one step ahead of your competitors and decide for yourself if this market is right for you.

Mission Objectives:

  • To explore the emerging markets of Southeast Asia for promoting U.S. tourism
  • Get briefings from U.S. Embassy officials and key local travel representatives
  • Promote your destination/product to key tour operators and industry leaders
  • Develop strong business relationships with players in the local travel industry

DATES/LOCATION
October 5-6 Vietnam
October 8-9 Thailand
October 9-10 Malaysia
October 11-12 Singapore

To maximize the mission’s effectiveness space is limited to 15 participants, so sign up today!

If you have questions, please contact Bruce Bommarito, TIA’s Vice President of International Strategy at bbommarito@tia.org or (202) 408-3604. You may also contact Michael Martin, Marketing Manager at mmartin@tia.org or (202) 218-3620.


Southeast Asia Exploratory Mission:
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
October 5 – 12, 2007

Registration Form

Organized by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) and the U.S. Commercial Service

TIA                                                                                                                          U.S. Commercial Service

REGISTRATION FEE: $3,150

Fee includes:

  • Room block at selected hotel in each country (attendee is responsible for room and tax)
  • Lunch with coffee breaks in each country
  • Airport transfers (departing and arriving from one location)
  • Networking opportunities with government officials and key travel and tour executives in each country
  • Opportunity to present your product/destination to key industry players
  • One city tour in each country

Name: ___________________________________________________________
Title: ____________________________________________________________
Company: ________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________Fax: ______________________
e-Mail: ______________________________Website: _____________________

PAYMENT DETAILS:
Total amount: $___________________
□ I would like to pay by credit card

Please charge my credit card as follows: □ America Express □ MasterCard □ Visa
Cardholders name exactly as it appears on card: _______________________________
Card Number: ___________________________ Expiration Date: _________________
Authorized Cardholder Signature: ____________________________________________

□ I would like to pay by check.

Please make checks payable to “Travel Industry Association.” Attach check to the registration form and mail to:

Travel Industry Association
1100 New York Ave., N.W., Suite 450
Washington, DC 20005
Attention: Michael Martin
Phone (202) 408-8422
Fax (202) 408-1255