They're not Coming to America

Overseas travel to the U.S. for conventions is way down. Here are ways to get foreign attendees back to your meetings.

Overseas travel to the United States for business, including conventions, has decreased about 26 percent through August, compared to the same period in 2008.

“It behooves us all to find ways to reach out to international delegates and expand the marketing efforts for the conventions that are taking place here in the U.S.,” says HELEN MARANO, director of tourism industries at the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism, Washington, D.C.

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