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March 09, 2010


Includes Thirteen Original Reports and Thirty-four Global Events

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce (DOC) Commercial Service helps increase market intelligence on global travel markets by producing original research about select markets.  The winter 2010 edition includes research on some of the strongest markets for inbound tourists as well as new, emerging markets. This edition also contains thirty-four global travel events that are supported by international Commercial Service offices.

The Travel & Tourism Team has compiled all of the research and events on the "Travel & Tourism e-Market Express" web page (http://www.buyusa.gov/eme/tra.html).

This issue also features a promotional tool that will help develop tourism from India. The Destination USA: India Virtual Matchmaker program scheduled for January 21, 2010.

This unique, virtual buyer-seller matchmaking venue is designed to introduce U.S. destinations, hotels and suppliers to prequalified Indian tour operators and travel agents. Participants will get a chance to present information about their destination, company, services and interact with potential Indian partners from New Delhi and Mumbai through a live Internet and telephone-based platform.

Several of the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries staff members are part of this team and together we provide the market intelligence and local assistance needed to assist travel and tourism related business improve their success in the international travel marketplace. Within the E-Market Express website, you will find a list of the U.S. domestic team members.

Contact Ken Walsh at 314-425-3344 or via email at ken.walsh@mail.doc.gov for questions, comments, or difficulties viewing the Travel & Tourism e-Market Express. Travel & Tourism Team representatives from throughout the U.S. would also be happy to discuss how the U.S. Commercial Service can help your company succeed in the global market.

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
1401 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room 1003
Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887
Email: otti@trade.gov