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March 26, 2012

Webinar: International Travel & Tourism Markets - Japan to the United States

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 about America's largest overseas tourism market in terms of spending: Japan.

What are Japanese tourists looking for? What can you expect when working with Japanese tour operators?

The Webinar will offer these answers and more in a practical format with time for individual questions after the presentation.

Scheduled for April 3, 2012 at 6:30pm Eastern Time (US), this webinar will also present data and analysis on Japanese inbound tourism to the United States, as well as opportunities and strategies to attract Japanese travelers.

This market intelligence webinar offers a profile of the Japanese traveler, insight on travel distribution in Japan, as well as ideas for specific opportunities for you to promote your travel and tourism products.

Join Richard Champley, Senior Research Analyst of the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Helen Peterson, Commercial Officer and Tamami Honda, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service in Tokyo and Hiro Kosugi, Chair, Visit USA Committee/Japan and Regional Director, Global Sales - Japan and Korea, Marriott International, Inc.

To register for this event or for more details on speakers and format, click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1QBR

April 3, 2012 6:30pm-7:30pm EDT (U.S.)
Event Cost: $50  

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

For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at 212-482-1856 (Anastasia.xenias@trade.gov) or Richard Champley at 202-482-4753 (richard.champley@trade.gov) in the United States or Tamami Honda at 81-3-3224-5876 (tamami.honda@trade.gov ) in Japan.

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: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2011-I-001/index.html

For more detailed information on the Japan market, please go to: https://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2010_Japan_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
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/

For more information on Commercial Service export promotion activities for the travel and tourism industry please visit http://www.export.gov/industry/travel

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