Since 2007, the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) has represented leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. Cultural and Heritage to travelers from throughout the USA and around the world. The primary initiative of this travel trade association is to market U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism experiences to domestic and international visitors by publishing dozens of exciting itineraries at TheCulturalTraveler.com and promoting these via social media and travel trade partnerships.
USCHT also publishes an annual guide, The Cultural Traveler, in partnership with Shop America Alliance, co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism and the SASI-ONE Awards in partnership with Shop America Alliance and provides market research on the cultural and heritage traveler.
For additional information about the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, visit TheCulturalTraveler.com or contact Anita Boeker via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.703.6020.
Who Are We?The U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) is an exciting and innovative initiative designed to drive cultural and heritage tourism to and within the USA by developing cultural and heritage tour packages and itineraries that offer unique and innovative cultural and heritage experiences to visitors.
Why Was the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council Formed?The U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council is a direct outcome of the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Summit held October 2005 in Washington, DC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Partners in Tourism and American Express. The Summit was developed and produced by Shop America Alliance.
The Summit was successful in bringing together over 400 delegates and distinguished leaders in cultural and heritage tourism from all 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. This event served to catalyze enhanced interest in U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism, one of our nation’s most valuable assets. It also resulted in the realization that the U.S. did not have a national organization promoting and marketing cultural and heritage tourism both nationally and internationally. Hence, the USCHT was formed to provide that platform.
What Do We Do?The primary purpose of the USCHT is to market and promote U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Experiences on behalf of its partners, the leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners. The Council is dedicated to marketing U.S. cultural and heritage tourism destinations to and within the USA. The Cultural Traveler Tours Feature Museums, Gardens, Aquariums, Historic Homes, Epicurean Experiences, Art Galleries, Performing Arts Venues, Shopping, Dining.... and more! Visit TheCulturalTraveler.com
How Do We Do It?
How We Further Support the Marketing of U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE CULTURAL TRAVELER TOUR PACKAGES AND ITINERARIES?The Cultural Traveler Tour Packages are a fun, new way to “catch some culture”!
Why Is US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Important?
Who are the Most Productive Cultural Travelers in generating ROI?(Ref. The Cultural Traveler Market Research)
How is USCHT Structured and Who Are Our Partners?The USCHT is an LLC that develops and markets cultural and heritage tour package for our partners. Our partners are cultural and heritage organizations and destinations engaged in cultural and heritage travel marketing. USCHT works in affiliation with Shop America Alliance, which serves as the facilitator and program manager of these packages, bringing their expertise as a leading tour operator with years of experience in developing and marketing more than 100 diverse package tours.
How Do You Become a Partner?To join the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, Contact:
To learn more about the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, visit www.theculturaltraveler.com.
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