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Webinar Scheduled to Provide Analysis of Russian Inbound Tourism
to the United States, One of the Fastest Growing Tourism Markets

Hosted by U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team

December 6, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) and the Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Team will host a webinar on international travel and tourism markets to present one of America's the fastest growing tourism markets, Russia.

Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time (8:30 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, December 15, this webinar will present data and analysis on Russian inbound tourism to the United States as well as opportunities and strategies to attract Russian travelers.

Travel to the U.S. by Russians is growing at a phenomenal rate. This market intelligence webinar offers an overview of the economy, a profile of the Russian traveler, insight on travel distribution in Russia, as well as specific opportunities for you to promote your travel and tourism products.

Join the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries Senior Analyst Richard Champley, Foreign Commercial Service Officer in Moscow and travel industry veteran Ken Walsh, Commercial Specialist Gulnara Kenzhebulatova and Visit USA chair and General Director of a leading Russian tour operator, America Travel, Margarita Babayan for this important event.

Travel to the U.S. has grown by 38% year-to-date in 2011 and is the 3rd fastest growing U.S. inbound market. Russia is forecast to be the 13th largest market for inbound tourists by 2015. Don't miss this opportunity to understand how you can establish your travel product in this growing and lucrative market.

Click on "Register for this event" below  for more details on speakers, format, and registration.

Register for this event

December 15, 2011 11:30am-12:30pm EDT, 8:30am-9:30am PDT
Event Cost: $50

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

For questions, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, at 212-482-1856 (Anastasia.xenias@trade.gov) or Richard Champley at 202-482-4753 (richard.champley@trade.gov) in the United States, or Ken Walsh in Moscow (ken.walsh@trade.gov).

OTTI Background

Manufacturing and Services' Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) collects, analyzes and disseminates international travel and tourism statistics for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Statistical System. To view the OTTI 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://tinet.ita.doc.gov/view/m-2011-I-001/index.html

For more detailed information on the Russian market, please go to: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/outreachpages/download_data_table/2010_Russia_Market_Profile.pdf

For more detail information on the U.S. international travel to the U.S., please visit: http://tinet.ita.doc.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
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Contact:

U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI)
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 1003
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887
Website: www.tinet.ita.doc.gov
Email: Tinet_info@ita.doc.gov




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