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Overseas Tourism is Big Business for the USA

Overseas visitors stay longer and spend more money in the Capital Region than visitors from the USA. In 2019, 2.40 million overseas travelers visited the Capital Region, stayed an average of 9.4 nights and spent nearly $5.2 billion on hotels, meals, shopping, attractions, and other goods and services across Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.


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Making CRUSA Work for You

In addition to our Sales & Marketing Opportunities, there are numerous ways for destinations and attractions in the Capital Region to increase your reach with CRUSA’s international audiences.

Global Travel Exchange

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Capital Region USA's Global Travel Exchange (GTE) is an annual marketplace designed to connect the region's travel suppliers, overseas buyers, travel trade media, and receptive operators in face-to-face appointments, regional familiarization tours, and engaging networking events.

The 2023 GTE will be hosted in Annapolis, Maryland from September 18-20.  Register here

Sales & Marketing Opportunities

CRUSA Overseas Print/Digital Marketing Campaign

Sales kit cover Attract more international visitors by taking advantage of Capital Region USA’s powerful marketing outreach. Our Integrated Marketing Program includes advertising opportunities in CRUSA's Travel Guides, website and email.

CRUSA Opportunities with Brand USA

Brand USA Logo Expand your international reach by taking advantage of these opportunities with Brand USA: in-language content and distribution program, in-country multi-channel campaigns, and destination and experience pages on and

Additional Opportunities

Professional group pose Check back for updates on CRUSA's opportunities including our sales/media missions and tour operator marketing cooperative campaigns. 

Learn More About CRUSA's Sales & Marketing Opportunities. 

Affiliate and Allied Memberships

CRUSA's new Allied and Affiliate Memberships bundle our most popular programs and opportunities. The Allied Membership includes a seat on CRUSA's new advisory committee giving partners a chance to share input with CRUSA's board.

DMOs, hotels, attractions, or other tourism entities can take advantage of the full slate of CRUSA programming-Miles' print and digital advertising, sales and media missions, Brand USA opportunities, tour operator co-ops, reports and analytics, social media, PR, and the chance to give input on how we're doing and where we go next. 

Learn more about CRUSA's Allied and Affiliate Memberships. 

International Representatives

CRUSA’s PR and Sales Representatives are in constant contact with journalists, tour operators, travel agents and consumers. Keep them up-to-date on your new products and services.

United Kingdom  & Ireland

Public Relations
  Anna Beketov headshot              Anna Beketov
Finn Partners
1st Floor ‑ Broad Street House
55 Old Broad St
EC2M 1RX, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7889 801262
United Kingdom: Market Profile
Lisa Chamberlain headshot Lisa Chamberlain
Director, UK & Ireland
The Sail Loft, Budock Vean Lane, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5LQ
Tel: 01326 250213

France, Belgium & The Netherlands

Olivier Barthez Olivier Barthez
Rep & Co.
2, square Trudaine
75009 Paris
Tel. +33(0)1 70 23 06 00
Cell. +33(0)6 69 13 12 09
France: Market Profile

Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Maria Greiner Maria Greiner
Claasen Communication   
Im Schelmböhl 40
D-64665 Alsbach
Tel: +49 (0) 6257 68781
Germany, Austria & Switzerlnad: Market Profile