This week, PATA’s Strategic Intelligence Centre focuses on the Pacific. The region is showing an increase of around 2.4% in international arrivals (almost 7.8 million visitors) as we near the first half of 2011. Demand for travel by Australians and New Zealanders remains very strong. These two markets have generated close to 3.8 million international trips already this year. While it seems that international visitor arrivals to the Pacific as a whole may be slowing, there are bright spots. Traffic from South Asia has improved more than 9%, Southeast Asia 8%.
Click here for the latest inbound and outbound realities from the Pacific.
This article is quoted from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) newsletter July 28 2011.
This article is uploaded by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.
If interested in sustainable tourism development in Bangladesh and South Asia please join the online Views On Tourism network and discussion group in order to achieve personal goals as well as encourage an active sustainable tourism movement. Read more about this group and how to become a member here.