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December 12, 2012

Webinar Recording Available: International Travel & Tourism Market Forecast for Travel to the United States

In case you missed the live webinar, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team are pleased to present access to a RECORDING of the webinar on OTTI's 5-year Travel Forecast for International Travel developed for 2013-2017. The cost of a one-year access link to the recorded webinar is $25. Registrants can also receive the Microsoft PowerPoint file used during the webinar.

The Forecast for International Travel is prepared by OTTI staff using economic/ demographic/ social factors, Commerce historical visitation trends, input from DOC's U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service staff abroad, and other numerous and varied sources. The Forecast is based on a country-level, bottom-up consensus approach by the forecast team. Each team member develops independent country-level estimates for the top 40 visitor origin markets based on numerous quantitative data and qualitative information. These 40 markets account for 95 percent of total international arrivals.

The November 14th webinar enabled participants to get a better understanding of the Forecast for each of the top ten and other select visitor origin markets, including the assumptions behind the forecasts.

Webinar log-in information will be sent after registration is received. Click the link below to purchase access to the Recording for November 14, 2012

https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q23

Access to the recorded webinar will be available to registrants until November 1, 2013.

U.S. & Foreign 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 more than 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/

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-todate, please visit: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2011-I-001/index.html

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: otti@trade.gov