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March 29, 2013

Latest Webinar Recordings Available Important International Travel and Tourism Market Intelligence Available at Your Convenience

In case you missed any of the last three live webinars, 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, and the webinars on the Canadian and Mexican Travel Markets to the country. The cost of the access link to each recorded webinar is $25. Registrants can also receive the Microsoft PowerPoint files used during the webinar.

Forecast 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. These 40 markets account for 95 percent of total international arrivals.

Canada Webinar:
This webinar covered international arrivals from Canada, the number one arrivals and travel exports market for the country. During the webinar, OTTI staff discussed the U.S. destinations most visited by Canadian travelersand their spending patterns, trends highlighting critical data and market intelligence and practical market entry advice. You can also learn how to use available data and analysis to make better decisions, and learn more about the OTTI 2012 Fall Travel Forecast for Canada including the positives and negatives influencing the Forecast. The webinar also provided expected trends for inbound travel from Canada to the United States from U.S. Commercial Service Officers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Calgary, and information from Discover America Canada on how to make your international marketing efforts more effective.

Mexico:
This webinar covered international arrivals from Mexico, U.S. destinations visited, spending patterns, trends highlighting critical data and market intelligence and practical market entry advice. Mexico is the second-largest inbound market for visitor volume and the third in visitor spending. The OTTI 2012 Fall Travel Forecast for Mexico and the positives and negatives influencing the Forecast were discussed. Additionally, information was provided on expected trends for inbound travel from Mexico to the United States from U.S. Commercial Service Officers in Mexico City was provided. Learn from U.S. Commercial Service Mexico and Visit USA Committee Mexico on how to make your international marketing efforts more effective.

To obtain the information for each of these three webinars, go to:

Canada https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=1QAK

Mexico https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q4J

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

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 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 10003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov; Email: otti@trade.gov