Pristine Agency Sees an Increase in European Travel Due to Strengthening U.S. Economy

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Europe is home to some of the world's most historic and beautiful sites and a strengthening U.S. economy is leading to more tourists from the U.S., in 2015.

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World currency is always fluctuating, making planning difficult for those traveling on a budget. In years past, the uneven exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and the Euro has made travel to much of Europe, less affordable. Now, as the dollar approaches equality with the Euro for the first time since 2003, Pristine Agency has seen an increase in the number of U.S. travelers making plans to travel to top destinations in Europe such as the UK, Germany and Iceland.

The tourism industry hit an all time low in the early 2000s, but in recent years, a rebounding global economy, a growing desire to experience new places and ease of travel have all contributed to a global increase in the number of tourists. In fact, in the U.S., tourism ranks as one of the top 10 industries in almost all 50 states.

This trend of growth is visible in the European market, as well. According to the Research/Trends Watch section of the European Travel Commission or ETC, the majority of Europe's primary tourism destinations were recording growth already in early 2015. This follows the trend of growth in recent years which has been slow but steady. While travelers from the Middle East and the Asian/Pacific regions make up the bulk of international visitors to Europe, the number of travelers from North America has been increasing as well, with the largest increase in 2014 at 8.2%. Expect this trend to continue, with a strong forecast for this year and for years to come. Increases in the number of U.S. travelers were seen in almost every European destination including Romania, Iceland, Montenegro and Spain as well as the UK.

Tourism continues to grow around the globe and with no end in site, countries with good currency exchange rates, like Europe, will certainly continue to see an increase in the number of visitors from the U.S. Vacations once not even considered, are once again on the radar for millions travelers. Pristine Agency is there to make it possible.

Pristine Agency is a wholesale travel provider located in Henderson, NV who offers unique travel experiences to destinations around the world.

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