Tourism One Minute Report

A global market scan in one minute or less.

7% INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GROWTH IN 2017, THE HIGHEST LEAP IN 7 YEARS!

Growing by a remarkable 7%, international tourist arrivals reached a total of 1.322 billion in 2017 – the highest in seven years. Continue reading …

HOW ABOUT THAT SUMMER OF 2017?

Despite the ongoing political soap opera, terrorists and a host of other uncertainties, tourists were on the move in the summer of 2017.  Continue reading …

US TRAVEL OUTBOUND UP, INBOUND DOWN

Trump’s rhetoric around travel bans has definitely dampened travel into the US, but, backed by a strong dollar, high consumer confidence and a decreasing unemployment rate, US outbound travel is definitely up. In fact, the US State Department is expecting a record number of passport applications this year – 10 years after WHS and legislation requiring Americans to have passports for travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. At the end of 2016, 41% of the US population held passports. Continue reading …

GLOBAL TRAVEL PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 UP IN THE AIR

With a number of unpredictable factors facing the global economy, expert opinion varies on growth estimates for outbound leisure and business travel in 2017, all of them modest. Continue reading …

WILL THE US ELECTIONS IMPACT TRAVEL BY AMERICANS?

On the eve of the US election, there is an understandable amount of nervousness in the global travel industry as to the resulting impact on US outbound travel. Continue reading …