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Date:Thu, 6 May 1999 12:06:39 -0400 (EST)
From: TInews Announcement
To: tiannounce@tinet.ita.doc.gov
Subject: TInews: Timely Data Release & New Initiatives to Spur Tourism Exports

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An information service from Tourism Industries
U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce


Timely Data Release & New Initiatives to Spur Tourism Exports

Contact: Tourism Industries office
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

In an effort to meet industry demand for more timely release of international visitor data the U.S. Department of Commerce, through the Tourism Industries office released a series of analyses and nearly 70 different summary tables today.

"This is the earliest release of this detailed data by the Department of Commerce. It's timeliness is especially useful in order to provide the U.S. industry with the most current snap shot of the state of our tourism exports prior to Pow Wow, the largest showcase of American tourism product organized by the Travel Industry Association of America" said Leslie R. Doggett.

In addition to the latest statistics, TI also highlighted several core Initiatives intended to help expand U.S. tourism industry exports.

In honor of Tourism Week TI has modified the web site to provide easy access to the newly released data and Initiatives. Now viewers can just "click" directly to all of the analyses and tables without having to scroll down through the web site.

Just go to http://tinet.ita.doc.gov and click into the "Tourism Week News" icon to access ALL of the new information. NOTE: If you have the site bookmarked be sure to refresh your browser.

Synopsis of the information and news available on the web site:

  • The U.S. Department of Commerce Press-Release.

  • Tourism Week Message from Deputy Assistant Secretary, Leslie R. Doggett.

  • Tourism Industries 1999-2000 Key Initiatives - a brief synopsis of the major Initiatives for the Tourism Industries office for expanding U.S. exports through improved information and development opportunities.

  • Several analyses to support nearly 70 tables of data. The tables available include: highlights of the 1998 arrivals, state and city visitation estimates, market profiles, international visitor spending, new export figures, a new forecast for 1999-2002, and other related data on the market.

The staff at TI hope you find the data and analyses useful. Please contact us if you have any questions. We would especially like to hear from you to let us know how you used these resources.


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Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1860 Washington, D.C. 20230 (202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887 e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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