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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003
From: TInews Announcement <announce@tinet.ita.doc.gov>
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Subject: Promote yourself to Mexico--the 2nd largest international market to the U.S.

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November 19, 2003

Promote yourself to Mexico--the 2nd largest international market to the U.S.

Contact: Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

Make sure your destination/business is capturing your share of this significant market – Take part in the SeeAmerica Media Day in Mexico during ExpoVacaciones 2004.

With over 9.8 million arrivals to the United States in 2002, Mexico represents the 2nd largest international market to the U.S. The Mexican market is forecasted to maintain solid growth through 2007, reaching over 11 million visitors to the U.S.

The U.S. Commercial Service, Visit USA Committee Mexico, and the Travel Industry
Association of America (TIA) are pleased to introduce you to the new SeeAmerica Media Day
that will take place on February 17, 2004, from 8am-11:30am at the World Trade Center in Mexico City during ExpoVacaciones 2004.

The SeeAmerica Media Day is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to meet and
network with up to 100 Mexican trade and consumer journalists in an informal and productive
environment. You may pitch story ideas, distribute your press kits and meet new media interested in your product.

This new, key event takes place in the twenty-seventh ExpoVacaciones--Mexico’s biggest and most important travel and tourism show, from February 16-18, 2004. ExpoVacaciones focuses solely on U.S. destinations.

If you are interested in participating in the SeeAmerica Media Day or ExpoVacaciones, please contact:

Juan Carlos Ruiz, Travel & Tourism Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Mexico City, Mexico. Phone: (52-55) 5240-2654
Fax: (52-55) 5535-1139
E-mail: juancarlos.ruiz@mail.doc.gov

Please visit the following websites for more information on the Mexican market and these upcoming travel and tourism events.

Commercial Service Mexico Website:
http://www.usatrade.gov/website/ForOffices.nsf/(CountryList)/Mexico

ExpoVacaciones 2004 Website (in English):
http://www.expovacaciones-usa.com.mx/exhibitors/welcome.htm

Visit USA Committee Mexico:
http://www.visitusa.com.mx

The Travel Industry Association of America’s SeeAmerica Media Day:
http://www.tia.org/marketing/samedia_expo04.asp

See America:
http://www.seeamerica.org/country.asp

More Research: The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries invites you to visit our web site and explore our resources available on Mexico:

Mexico Page-
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/inbound.country_in_north_america.mexico.html

Mexico Market Profile-
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/f-2002-147-001/index.html

Forecast-
http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/f-2000-99-001/index.html

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Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7025
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887
e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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