Brand USA and U.S. Tourism Groups Target India as the Next Major Asian Tourism Market

Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

asian-tourism-marketFor the last year, U.S. officials and members of the tourism industry have engaged in a partnership with China, aimed at better educating Chinese travel agents and connecting U.S. tour providers with the right Chinese travelers.

 

Chinese travelers are core to Brand USA’s goal of bringing 100 milling visitors to the U.S. by 2021. But China alone can’t make up for the shortfall in tourism from U.S. neighbors like Canada and Mexico.

 

Next year, Brand USA and other U.S. officials with revisit the goal of driving tourism from Asian countries through a similar partnership with India.

 

During the Obama administration’s recent visit to India, a tourism partnership was announced following a meeting between President Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

 

“Recognizing their mutual goal of strengthening tourism and people-to-people ties, [Obama and Modi] intend to renew efforts for enhanced cooperation in promoting two-way tourism,” reads a memo from the U.S. Department of State released following the meeting. “They noted the potential of this engagement to advance bilateral trade in travel and tourism services, including through the sharing of best practices and organizing promotional activities in this sector. Potential topics for engagement include best practices in tourism administration and marketing, public-private partnerships, travel and tourism statistics, diversification of travel and tourism expertise, niche markets, and promotional activities.”

 

Reports from the World Travel & Tourism Council bear out how important India may become to U.S. inbound tourism. In 2016, India rated 16th globally in terms of visitor exports, generating $19.5 billion in tourism spending. The U.S. Department of Commerce projects tourism from India will increase by 47 percent from 2014 to 2020, totaling 1,414,000 visitors in 2020.

 

Information from the U.S. Census suggests there are now 3.4 million Indian Americans living in the country, including those who identify as multiracial. This is an increase from about 2.8 million in 2000.

 

Demographic factors inside India also favor the country’s rise as a global tourism force.

 

“India, within five years, will be the youngest country in the world by age population,” said Anne Madison, Brand USA’s chief strategy and communications officer, during the group’s most recent quarterly board meeting. “It’s a big advantage for us to market to those travelers… you’re seeing a huge growth in the [free and independent traveler] and [meetings and incentives] sectors. These travelers are just so excited.”

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 14 Seatrade-Europe 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com