U.S. Commercial Service Travel & Tourism Newsletter - March '22

Spotlight Event

Czech Republic

Destination Showcase Brunch
April 27, 2022

Visit USA - Czech Republic

The United States will once again be open to European visitors this summer, and it’s time to welcome them back! The U.S. Embassy in Prague will host a Destination Showcase Brunch at the beautiful Petschek Palace, home of the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic.

On April 27, 150 – 250 guests from media, tour operators, corporate clients, government, and partners will be invited to “tour the U.S.” through exhibits, videos, brochures, and other enticing media, while enjoying an American-themed brunch. Destination representatives are welcome to travel to attend the event, but for those that cannot, the Embassy will provide representation space and staffing.

Each participant will receive:

  • A destination presentation at the event
  • A video showing during the event
  • Promotion through U.S. Embassy Prague social media
Registration Deadline

March 30, 2022




For more information contact:


Veronika Novakova
Commercial Specialist, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 257 022 437

Upcoming Webinars

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

Globalize Your Website: A Webinar for Native American Tourism Businesses
March 22, 2022; 10 a.m. MST

As tour operators around the world rapidly adjust to new business practices, many are taking a fresh look at their digital strategy. Through this webinar, learn how to globalize your website to increase international interest and buyers.

Drive more international visitors and buyers to your website – learn some simple, low-cost techniques to increase visibility in overseas markets. Specifically geared to tribal tourism firms, this event will help refresh your digital strategy.

  • Identify the strong and weak points of your current website
  • Gain a better idea of who is visiting your website
  • Consider options for your domain strategy
  • Increase visitors to your website via improved Search Engine Optimization
  • Incorporate simple web structure changes that will boost visitors
  • Avoid common mistakes that send the wrong message
  • Improve your client inquiry forms
  • Consider website translation
Register Now

Market Development Cooperator Program - Funding Opportunity

Do you work for a trade association or other nonprofit group that promotes U.S. exports? Are you interested in grant funding and partnership with the Department of Commerce? Visit trade.gov/mdcp to learn how to apply for ITA’s 2022 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) and win an award of up to $300,000. Awardees partner with ITA on a 3-5-year project designed to remove trade barriers and help U.S. firms to export. The MDCP is the U.S. government’s most successful export assistance program, generating over $300 in U.S. exports for every $1 in ITA funding and supporting an average of 14,000 jobs annually. Take the first step, and review the MDCP website to learn how to apply for the program.  

Latest Market Intelligence Reports

International Travel Policy Updates

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requiring all NON-US nationals crossing at our land border ports of entry to show proof of vaccination. This change does not apply to US nationals (citizens, green card holders, etc.). There is no COVID testing requirement, only proof of vaccination.

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

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. 

For 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

Save the Date - Brand USA Travel Week Europe

CS Europe Matters 11


September 26 - 29 2022
Frankfurt, Germany


Click HERE to learn more and for options to save to your calendar.

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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