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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.

PhoCusWright at ITB Berlin

2 February 2009 Press Release Travel Events News

“Expanding E-Travel Across Europe” is the overarching theme of the Travel Technology Conference, at PhoCusWright from the USA, internationally acknowledged market researchers and consultants specialising in the travel sector. The findings of the European Online Travel Overview from PhoCusWright show that the selective application of technology is indispensable for the success of the travel, tourism and hospitality sector: “Today more than a quarter (28%) of European travel is booked online, and by 2010 the number of online bookings will have risen by a third”, according to Michaela Papenhoff, Senior Market Analyst for PhoCusWright und CEO of h2c consulting gmbh. In a series of keynote speeches, executive round tables, CEO interviews and brief “Five Minutes of Fame” presentations, [email protected] Berlin will provide comprehensive insights into developments, innovations and new services.

Hotel industry - quo vadis?

27 January 2009 Press Release Hotel News

The crisis facing the global hotel industry has sparked leaders and experts to meet on 12 March 2009 for a special day of discussions during the forthcoming ITB Berlin 2009. International experts at the ITB Hospitality Day will discuss current tendencies and future trends. Under the slogan “Hotel industry - quo vadis?”, the global CEO panel will include Andrew Ed Fuller, Marriott International; Gerald Lawless, Jumeirah Group; Ted Teng, the new CEO of the Leading Hotels of the World; and Andrew Cosslett, InterContinental Hotels Group.