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||Selling the Americas to Pacific Asia: Attend the 16th Annual PATA
Americas Travel Mart
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An information service from Tourism Industries
U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Selling the Americas to Pacific Asia: Attend the 16th Annual PATA Americas
Contact: Tourism Industries office
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887
Since the recovery from Asia's economic downturn in the last two years,
the Pacific Asia region has experienced consistent growth in visitation
to the United States. In fact, since 1995, the region has experienced
a phenomenal 15% growth in arrivals to this country. Asia-Pacific travelers
accounted for 16% of all arrivals to the U.S. 2000, topping the 8 million
visitors mark. In particular, the top four markets in the region, Japan,
Korea, Australia and Taiwan, have performed well in both arrivals and
receipts to the U.S. Some quick facts about these markets:
Registration must be received by August 1, 2001,
in order to ensure the scheduling of all appointments. For registration
forms, brochures or more information, call PATA at: +1 (415) 986-4646; or
visit the website at: www.pata.org
- Japan remained the largest overseas market to the U.S. in 2000, with
over 5 million visitors to the U.S. This market has also consistently
contributed the most in travel receipts for this U.S.
- Korea rebounded, and strongly outpaced all of the other top international
markets, increasing its visitation by more than 32% compared with 1999.
Korea's nearly 662,000 visitors in 2000 placed this market from tenth
(in 1999) to the sixth largest overseas market to the U.S.
- Australia moved into the top 10 of overseas visitation to the U.S.,
claiming the number 10 spot in 2000. The nearly 540,000 visitors in 2000
from Australia was an increase of 12% from 1999.
-Taiwan maintained its 12th largest overseas market ranking in 2000 with
over 457,000 visitors coming to the U.S. This market experienced a modest
1% increase from 1999.
To capitalize on the strong growth of the Asia Pacific market, consider
attending the 16th Annual PATA Americas Travel Mart.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is working with the Pacific Asia Travel
Association (PATA) to pass along their invitation to you to PATA Americas
Travel Mart (formerly known as PATA-VUSAMART) -- a carefully balanced
educational conference and business forum that facilitates travel from
key Pacific Asia nations to the Americas. The event will be held in Mexico
City from September 25-28, 2001 at the Presidente Inter-Continental.
The show's proven success is based on:
* Travel planners: qualified, top-producing and key decision-making professionals
from Pacific Asia
* Suppliers: representatives from mature, new and exotic destinations,
attractions and service providers in Canada, Mexico and the United States
* Pre-scheduled, computer-matched business meetings plus a "one-to-one"
scheduling session to fill on-site appointments
* Appointment sessions that match travel planners' and suppliers' requests
to conduct business negotiations in a conducive environment
* An educational program presented by expert panelists and lecturers on
the latest trends affecting Pacific Asia travelers.
See the PATA web site for additional details at: http://www.pata.org/frame.cfm?pageid=2&ebid=28
More Research: The Tourism Industries office invites you to visit our web
site and explore our resources available on the Pacific Asia region:
General Outreach Page:
Asia Regional Outreach Page:
Oceania Regional Outreach Page:
Japan Outreach Page:
Australia Outreach Page:
Korea Outreach Page:
Taiwan Outreach Page:
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