U.S. Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Newsletter - December 2021

What's Next for the Travel Industry?

November was a busy month for the Travel and Tourism Industry! On November 8, the international travel ban ended and the United States once again opened to vaccinated international visitors from dozens of countries.

Thanksgiving travel was once again predicted to be at record levels since the pandemic began, and more expected with Christmas right around the corner. 

In another forecast, U.S. Travel predicts uneven recovery for international inbound and business travel, with domestic travel near pre-pandemic levels as well.

Looking for More Data on International Travel?

The the National Travel and Tourism Office's COVID-19 Travel Industry Monitor tracks a number of indicators that measure the performance of the travel and tourism sector in the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This monitor has six sections: COVID-19, International Visitation, General Travel, Travel in Trade, Business and Consumer Sentiment, and an Overview of the U.S. economy. It is updated weekly. 

International Travel Policy Updates

For more information on International Travel, CDC Guidelines and What is considered Fully Vaccinated, see the following resources:

Upcoming Webinars

Information Session & Indigenous Marketing Spotlight: GW & AIANTA Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism

December 14, 10:00 AM MST/New Mexico

Join the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) for a 30-minute information session on the Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism offered by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies (GW) in partnership with AIANTA. This 7-week online program provides tourism entrepreneurs and community leaders with the tools to identify and develop tourism assets. Register here.

For more information, contact:

Bianca Mitchell | 505.433.2120 | bmitchell@aianta.org

Sherrie L. Bowman | 505.209.2479 | sbowman@aianta.org

Latest Market Intelligence Reports

EDA Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Grant Applications Still Being Accepted

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Through the Travel, Tourism & Outdoor Recreation program, EDA is focused on accelerating the recovery of communities that rely on the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors. 

Fore additional EDA grants available for community and DMO recovery click here.

IPW 2022

The U.S. Travel Association’s IPW will take place June 4-8, 2022 in Orlando. As the leading inbound travel trade show, IPW will provide an in-person platform to conduct business and renew our relationships around the world. Please visit IPW for additional information and registration.

IPW 2022

International Trade Administration Travel and Tourism Resources

The International Trade Administration offers a range of industry expertise and business development opportunities for U.S. travel and tourism organizations including travel and tourism statistics, market intelligence, and trade events leveraging our National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) and the U.S. Commercial Service’s worldwide network located in 100 offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.

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