(PRWEB) October 13, 2012
Tourism is one of the most lucrative economic markets in the world today. In fact, it was recently announced that according to the UNWTO, that tourism internationally is on its way to hitting one billion tourists by the end of 2012. The latest trends have recently been released and all are pointing to a growing tourist economy. The most recent announcements show that international tourists in the U.S. alone are up 5%. Despite a relatively unstable global economy, as well as civil and political unrest in areas around the globe, tourism continues to thrive.
Restructuring and issues facing many of the most well known names in the travel industry including the airlines, and the discussion of hotel chains selling assets or becoming global are always at the forefront of the industry. If a country is facing economic issues, most likely so is the tourism industry. When an industry such as tourism which has an economic impact of trillions of dollars a year has issues, people get nervous.
For this reason, organizations on a national as well as on a global scale, have been put in place to monitor and even promote tourism, to ensure a more successful future. Monitoring trends in travel such as what kinds of “trips” people are taking, how many are traveling in and out of a country, where the majority of the visitors are arriving from, how long they are staying and if they would come back again are all factors which are used to monitor and predict what to expect in the coming years.
This year, all news is pointing to a global rise in the tourism industry in most countries for the second year in a row, signaling stronger consumer confidence and a growing economy. However, most are also seeing different kinds of trips. Longer vacations are being replaced by many travelers who are choosing more frequent but shorter trip lengths, and opting to see sights located more conveniently nearby.
Despite this trend, many destinations are still seeing increases in tourism from around the world as well. Based on the current trends, recent research has shown a strong and still growing tourism sect. In the U.S., the TSA has made strides to make travel from other countries not only faster but simpler by increasing and adding to the Trusted Traveler Programs. As tourism continues to rank as one of the most lucrative businesses in the world today, you can expect that it will also continue to change and most likely grow as well.
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