Itb World Travel Trends Report 2009 News

Shift out of “expensive” Eurozone as downturn bites

3 February 2009 Press Release Tourism News

The number of tourists visiting European destinations in 2009 is expected to contract slightly at best, given the current economic environment, but things could get worse. However, Europeans earning in the Eurozone who retain their jobs in the economic slump will find non-Eurozone destinations more affordable. These initial findings and predictions are from the ITB World Travel Trends Report 2009. The report, produced by IPK International, suggests that new tourist arrivals records are likely to be broken in 2011-2012.