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October 24, 2011

Webinar: International Travel & Tourism Markets Learn More about the United Kingdom

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team will host a webinar on international travel and tourism markets to present an update on one of America's most mature and most important markets, the United Kingdom.

The November 2nd webinar will cover international arrivals from the United Kingdom, destinations most visited, spending patterns, and trends from this important key market. The program will highlight critical data from the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries and market intelligence from the U.S. Commercial Service office in London, United Kingdom. Participants will get a better understanding of the market and will hear some expected trends for 2011 and beyond. The United Kingdom has long ranked as one of America's top overseas arrivals markets, and is forecast to maintain its importance through 2016. 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 the United Kingdom.

The program is especially recommended for U.S. travel and tourism firms exhibiting at World Travel Mart (November 7-10 in London), as an excellent way to prepare for their trip.

Please join us for this year's presentation of this important market. The details:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 11:30am-12:30pm EDT, 8:30am-9:30am PDT
Event Cost: $50

Webinar call-in & log-in information will be sent after registration is received.

Interested participants may register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1QBN

For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at 212-482-1856 (Anastasia.xenias@trade.gov) or Julie Heizer at 202-482-4904 (Julie.heizer@trade.gov) in the United States, or Stewart Gough in London at 44-020-7894-0459 (Stewart.Gough@trade.gov).

OTTI Background
Industry & Analysis' 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

For more detailed information on the United Kingdom market, please go to:

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
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in nearly 80 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. Their website address is: https://www.trade.gov/cs/

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI), 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov; Email: Tinet_info@ita.doc.gov