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Direct Line: Promoting the U.S. as a Travel and Tourism Destination in Spain

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
November 14, 2012


Topic: Promoting the U.S. as a Travel and Tourism Destination in Spain

Hosts: Ambassador Solomont and Commercial Counselor Bob Jones

Special Guest: B-FOR Director Michael Walsh

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, November 14, 2012; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Madrid time)

Brief description of call: The call will focus on promoting travel and tourism in the U.S. from Spain. Ambassador Alan Solomont will brief company participants in the U.S. on Spain’s macroeconomic situation and discuss the country’s importance as a market for U.S. tour operators. Commercial Counselor Bob Jones will explain the services that his office can provide to companies, and B-FOR Director Michael Walsh will introduce the January International Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR) and the benefits of participating in the Brand USA Pavilion. Callers will then have an opportunity to ask questions.

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