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February 10, 2014

Webinar: Discover Global Tourism Markets International Forecast 2014-2018

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00pm (noon) EST, the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team will host a webinar on international travel and tourism markets. The focus of this webinar is NTTO's 5-year Travel Forecast for International Travel developed for 2013-2018.

The Forecast for International Travel is prepared by NTTO 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 February 20th webinar will enable 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.

Please join us for the next of these travel and tourism industry webinars. The details:

February 20, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Event Cost: $50

Webinar call-in & log-in information will be sent after registration is received.

Interested participants may register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q4D

For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at 212.809.2685, Ron Erdmann at 202.482.4554 or Julie Heizer at 202.482.4904.

NTTO Background
The International Trade Administration's National Travel and Tourism Office (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-2011-I-001/index.html

For more detail information on the inbound international travel to the United States, please visit: http://travel.trade.gov/outreachpages/inbound.general_information.inbound_overview.html

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: http://www.trade.gov/cs/


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