A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the European Travel Commission has revealed that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing US$60 billion in 2017.
Europe, as a single destination, has been named the Official Partner Destination of ITB China 2017. The news comes following an agreement signed by David Axiotis, general manager ITB China, and Eduardo Santander, executive director at the European Travel Commission.
The European hotel market reported overall positive revenue per available room growth 12-months to January, according to hotel data provider STR Global. Despite the economic conditions a majority of the 157 cities and destinations tracked in Europe, only 15 saw declining demand while demand growth is expected in Berlin, London and Vienna in 2012.