The report, published by ITB Berlin on Tuesday, shows a positive overview of the travel industry from Jan to Aug 2012 as well as a positive forecast next year.
In 2013, countries in Europe can expect an increase of 1% – 3% in arrivals internationally, particularly from countries such as Brazil, China and India. The report also predicted a moderate increase of about 1% – 2% in European outbound travel.
Russians are in the lead for growth with an increase of 9% in outbound travelers, whereas Germany and the UK can expect slightly smaller increases of 3% and 5% respectively.
The numbers from the report for 2012 were also positive. Over the course of 2012, the number of people staying abroad increased by around 2%, city tours rose by 14% and breaks of one to three nights increased by 10% in Europe.
The report also showed an increase in trips to more distant destinations and long-term travel by Europeans also increased. The main destinations included the Asia Pacific, and the U.S., increasing by 8% and 2% respectively.
The data in the report is based on assessments of close to 50 tourism experts from 30 different countries, on core data supplied by the World Travel Monitor, and a special IPK International trend analysis taken in major source markets. The reports findings reflected trends that emerged from Jan – Aug of 2012.