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September 20, 2013

Webinar: Understanding the Shifts in the 2012 Overseas Travel to the United States

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:30p.m. EDT (U.S.), 12:00-1:30 p.m. PDT

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the Global Travel and Tourism Team will present a webinar on shifts in travel patterns and characteristics of overseas travelers who visited the U.S. with the impact on U.S. destinations and businesses in 2012.

Overseas travel to the United States totaled a record 29.8 million visitors in 2012, up seven percent. Travel from 22 countries set records, however six of the larger countries accounted for declines in inbound visitation. Changes in the number of arrivals affected U.S. destinations and their travel and tourism businesses/sectors.

Significant changes in traveler characteristics and travel patterns also affected destinations and specific travel and tourism businesses/sectors. The year witnessed shifts in the purpose of trip, first time visits, the number of destinations visited, use of packages, port-of-entry, length of stay and others. During this webinar, you will learn more about these shifts and their effects on the nation's top destinations. The presentation will review overall 2012 overseas travel and focus on the sources of changes.

A synopsis of the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT) program and its 2012 questionnaire change will also be addressed.

Speakers include Richard Champley, Senior Research Analyst, and Mark Brown, Economist for the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) To register for this event or for more details on speakers and format, please click here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=3QAZ

Program Details:
October 3, 2013
3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT (U.S.), 12:00-1:30 p.m. PDT
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 212-809-2685 (Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov) or Richard Champley at 202-482-4754 (Richard.champley@trade.gov) in the United States.

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 2012 non-resident arrivals data tables that provide monthly estimates on the number of international visitors to the United States, and the rate of change each month and year-to-date, please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-I-001/index.html

For more detailed information on the new 2012 international travel to the United States data including the top states and cities visited, 23 country profiles and other inbound travel reports, please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html

The 2013 non-resident arrivals data (year to date) is available at: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/m-2013-I-001/index.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, Mail Stop 10003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov; Email: otti@trade.gov.