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May 29, 2012

Webinar: International Travel & Tourism Markets South Korea 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 one of the top ten tourism markets to America: South Korea.

What are Korean visitors looking for in a holiday? What can you expect when working with Korean tour operators?

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

Scheduled for June 4, 2012 at 7:00pm Eastern Time (US), this webinar will present data and analysis on Korean inbound tourism to the United States, as well as opportunities and strategies to attract Korean travelers.

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

Join Ron Erdmann, Deputy Director for Research of the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Erik Hunt, Commercial Officer and Hae Lyong Kim, Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service in Tokyo and David Ruch, Chair, American Chamber of Commerce and Visit USA Committee/Korea and Country Manager Korea for United Airlines.

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

June 4, 2012 7:00pm-8:00pm 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 Ron Erdmann at 202-482-4554 (ron.erdmann@trade.gov) in the United States, or Hae Lyong Kim at (haelyong.kim@trade.gov) in South Korea.

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 Korea market, please go to: https://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2011_South_Korea_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