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Travel & Tourism
Our team of U.S. and international industry specialists in 200 global cities is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. travel and tourism industry, expanding market access, increasing exports, and expanding the worldwide presence of U.S. firms fostering new business contacts.
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Current U.S. Government Coronavirus Information
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Commercial Service "Check In" Series
Join us for a virtual "Check In" featuring our U.S. Embassy Trade Specialists for Travel and Tourism. Gain the very latest insights and information about the covered markets for international visitors to the US.

Travel & Tourism Industry

The travel and tourism industry generated $1.9 trillion in economic output, supported 9.5 million American jobs and accounted for 2.9% of U.S. GDP in 2019, more than agriculture, mining, or the utility sector. In 2019, international visitors spent $233.5 billion experiencing the United States, injecting nearly $640 million a day into the U.S. economy; these exports, accounting for 9.2% of all U.S. exports and 26.7% of all U.S. services exports, supported 1.1 million U.S. jobs. At 14.5% of international travel spending globally, international travelers spend more in the United States than any other country.

Travel and tourism has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2020, international visitation globally declined 74% from 2019, while international visitation to the United States declined a similar 75% and remained deeply depressed in early 2021.

Featured Events & Resources

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Travel and Tourism Check In Webinars
Learn about our new "Check- In" Webinar series. Our virtual meetings will feature our U.S. Embassy Trade Specialist for Travel and Tourism, as well as other potential speakers from the market in question. These informal video chat discussions will be conducted over MS Teams.
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Digital Strategies for Travel and Tourism
Maximize your digital outreach strategy by learning about preferred platforms for researching, booking, and promoting travel and tourism destinations.
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COVID-19 Travel Industry Monitor
To track the state of the travel and tourism industry in the United States, the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) has created this data visualization tool called the COVID-19 Travel Industry Monitor.

How Can We Help You Attract International Visitors?

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Learn more about the ways we can assist your firm:
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Market Intelligence
Our travel and tourism specialists on-the-ground in overseas markets prepare short, concise market intelligence reports so that you can learn about your product’s potential in a given market, the market’s business practices, and best prospects for success.
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Trade Counseling
International Trade Specialists are available to discuss your company’s exporting needs. Locate an industry specialist near you.
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Our Services
From counseling, to matchmaking, to market intelligence, our global network of trade professionals - located throughout the United States and in nearly 80 countries - can help you attract international visitors.

Travel and Tourism Market Intelligence

View our most recent market intelligence for the Travel & Tourism industry.
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Peruvian Travel to the U.S.

Peru’s Ministry of Tourism approved a national strategy for the reactivation of the tourism sector for the period 2021-2023.

Travel and Tourism Peru
Market Intelligence
Guatemala Travel and Tourism Industry

U.S. Flight Carriers increase operations in Guatemala after the pandemic.

Passenger Transportation Services Guatemala
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Spain Travel & Tourism

What do Spanish tourists expect when borders to the U.S. are reopened for travel and tourism?

Travel and Tourism Spain