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August 17, 2010

First-Ever U.S. Golf Tourism Expo Seeking Participants
Beijing, Chengdu & Shanghai - September 12-19, 2010

The Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing is organizing the first-ever American Golf Tourism Expo in Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai this September. The program is designed to put your business in front of China’s leading golf travel buyers, high-end resorts and courses and selected golfers in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai’s booming golf markets.

The U.S. Golf Tourism Expo is being developed in partnership with the China Golf Association and the China Golf Tourism Association. The Expo will promote outbound golf tourism from China, and showcase U.S. golf resources to this lucrative and rapidly growing market. An extensive media campaign will be part of the promotion and the event will be covered by the prestigious China Golf Magazine and the China 24-hour golf channel, along with other important sports and tourism media.

The United States is the #1 destination of choice for Chinese golfers. More than 5000 Chinese golfers come to the United States annually, staying an average of 8-12 days. They stay in five-star hotels or at golf resorts and villas, and spend an average of $1200 per day. According to KPMG’s 2008 Golf Benchmark Survey in China, the average price for a golf club membership in China is $53,000, but in some cities it climbs to more than $78,000 as it does in Shanghai. Weekend greens fees range from $50-$200. As a result, even with travel costs included, American golf resorts and courses at the highest price points still offer an extremely attractive destination for Chinese golfers.

Can’t participate in person? Be listed in the U.S. Golf Tourism Expo Directory

Commercial Service Beijing is launching a Chinese-language U.S. Golf Tourism Directory to introduce U.S. golf tourism resources to the Chinese market. 3,000 copies will be printed and distributed at the U.S. Golf Tourism Expo in September 2010, as well as throughout China via additional channels. The Directory is expected to be a valuable guide for Chinese golf industry professionals and individual golfers both during and following the Expo. The Directory will have a wide-reaching audience, and will be viewed by U.S. Golf Tourism Expo attendees, Chinese golf industry associations, industry professionals, golf clubs and courses, and individual Chinese golfers. Ad prices start at as little as $150. Please see flyer below for more information.

In addition, there are multiple sponsorship opportunities also available. If you are interested in being more visibly featured in this event, Commercial Service Beijing would be delighted to give you additional information. Please contact them at jing.wei@trade.gov or anna.ansari@trade.gov. They will be happy to answer all of your questions.

For more information about international inbound travel from China to the United States, please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2009_China_Market_Profile.pdf.

For more information about the services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service Office in China, see: http://www.buyusa.gov/china/en/.

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.

U.S. Golf Tourism Directory

The Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy cordially invites you to advertise your business in the new U.S. Golf Tourism Directory

U.S. Commercial Service Beijing is launching a Chinese-language U.S. Golf Tourism Directory to introduce U.S. golf tourism resources to the Chinese market. 3,000 copies will be printed and distributed at the U.S. Golf Tourism Expo in September 2010, as well as throughout China via alternate channels. It is expected that the Directory to be a valuable guide for Chinese golf industry professionals and individual golfers both during and following the Expo. The Directory will have a wide reaching audience, and will be viewed by U.S. Golf Tourism Expo attendees, Chinese golf industry associations, industry professionals, golf clubs and courses, and individual Chinese golfers.

The U.S. Golf Tourism Expo Directory will be A4 size. U.S. Golf Tourism Expo participants and sponsors will each receive an initial page for free; additional pages can be purchased for $150 each. For those who are unable to participate in the Expo, full pages in the Directory can be purchased for $300, and half pages for $150 each. Prices are in Chinese currency due to currency fluctuations.

Additionally, currently offered are the following three prime advertising pages, with priority given to Expo participants:

  • Inside Front Cover: $900
  • Back Cover: $1500
  • Inside Back Cover: $600

The deadline for purchasing pages in the U.S. Golf Tourism Directory is August 15, 2010. All files must be submitted electronically for printing prior to August 30, 2010. Please contact anna.ansari@trade.gov or call +86 (10) 8531 3129 for your inquiries and orders.

Contact: Ms. Anna Ansari
Commercial Assistant
U.S. Embassy, China
Tel: +86 (10) 8531 3129
Fax: +86 (10) 8531 4343
Email: anna.ansari@trade.gov

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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: Otti@trade.gov