Really Useful Sites For International Trade Professionals

Monday, March 19, 2001 Issue 3   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3  

Here's your latest issue of Really Useful Sites for the International Trade Professional. This free bi-weekly newsletter reviews useful Web sites from the Web Resources database at FITA's International Trade/ Import-Export Portal at, an excellent source for trade leads, news, events, and a link library of 7,000+ sites related to international trade.

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My name is John McDonnell, and for years I wrote a weekly e- newsletter that profiled business-oriented Web sites. Now I'm using my Web research skills to find sites that are useful for international trade, as well as some fun sites that you'll enjoy visiting.


Trade shows and conventions are excellent ways to network with others in your industry, prospect for new business, and promote your products. To find out which events are happening and when, go to FITA/TSNN Trade Show Database at This site has a database of thousands of trade shows, conventions, seminars, and meetings worldwide. You'll find comprehensive information about each event, as well as details about the venue in which it's being held. You can browse events by industry, or do a keyword search. These are only a few of the things you can do at this useful site.

Are your prospects part of the international trade community? If so, here's an opportunity to showcase your service or product to 50,000 subscribers of Really Useful Sites for the International Trade Professional. FITA now offers limited sponsorship opportunities to selected organizations. For information, please contact Barney Lehrer, Director of eCommerce Development at or 1-800-969-FITA extension 4.


The next time I plan a trip somewhere, my first stop is going to be TripSpot at This travel gateway has travel guides for the business traveler; deal finders for the best rates on airfare, hotels, and car rentals; maps; rail & subway guides and schedules; travel warnings; links to various flight trackers (to find out if a flight is on time); travel news; weather reports, and much more.

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