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December 19, 2013

Did You Miss the First Webinar?
Is Your Organization Thinking About Doing Business in Asia?
Tune in on January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am (EST)

The United States Department of Commerce (Commerce), International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Taiwan, Japan, and Korea March 10 - 14, 2014 with the support of Brand USA and the Receptive Services Association of America. The mission will be led by Ken Hyatt, Acting Under Secretary for International Trade.

The purpose of the mission is to help U.S. firms in the travel and tourism industry find business partners and sell services in Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan. The targeted sector for participation in this mission is travel and tourism, including U.S.-based travel and tourism suppliers, destination marketing organizations (i.e., regional tourism organizations and city convention and visitors bureaus), travel promotion organizations and other travel and tourism entities promoting and selling travel to the United States, including trade associations.

Mission components will include business-to-business introductions and market access information that will help participants position themselves to enter or expand their presence and exporting efforts in Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

Commerce is hosting a free webinar on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) where experts in the travel and tourism industry will discuss the mission in detail.

We encourage you to register for the webinar so you can learn more about these exciting markets and this excellent opportunity. Clicking on the following link to register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q2D

Registering for the free webinar does not commit you to the trade mission. It is, however, a great way to get information about the tremendous travel and tourism potential in Taiwan, Japan and Korea. You may also want to start thinking about applying for the Department of Commerce's upcoming Trade Mission.

If you have any questions prior to the webinar, please feel free to contact either Anastasia Xenias, at 212-809-2685 or Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov or Frank Spector at 202-482-2054 or Frank.Spector@trade.gov.

NTTO Background
Industry and Analysis' National Travel and Tourism (NTTO) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. To view the NTTO 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://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-I-001/index.html

For more detail information on the U.S. international travel to the U.S., please visit: http://travel.trade.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: http://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, National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Mail Stop 10003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: http://travel.trade.gov; Email: NTTO@trade.gov