How-To Travel America website unveiled

A new website is launching to help international visitors to obtain basic “how-to” information about traveling to America. offers practical information on visiting the U.S. The site includes information on logistics, travel needs, American culture, lodging, cars, and a host of other topics.

While How To Travel America is not primarily a destination resource, it offers suggestions about some of the best places to see - and things to do - in the U.S. also includes travel news, travel tips, a currency converter, weather information, and listings of many tourism resources. A companion book, How To Travel America (which is scheduled for publication in June 2006) offers considerable more detail on many topics of interest to international visitors.

The website is translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Of course, all the information on is also useful for Americans traveling within their own country.

Useful Statistics


?100 million Chinese will travel abroad by 2020. (World Tourism Organization)

?Spending on online travel in the U.K. and Western Europe will rise to $36.8 billion in 2006. (Forrester Research)

?International visitors to the U.S. spent $93.7 billion in 2004. (U.S. Department of Commerce)

?2.9 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. in January 2006, an increase of 11 percent over January 2005. (U.S. Department of Commerce)
?The number of U.S. arrivals from overseas (excluding Canada and Mexico) has grown for 28 consecutive months. (U.S. Department of Commerce)