Published on : Monday, December 11, 2017
It was revealed according to World Travel Monitor which is figuring out that the outbound travel is increases in high rate.
This is even higher than the expected 6 percent rise for this year, as predicted by last year’s World Travel Monitor.
The travel from North America to Europe is booming with a very strong 15 percent increase over the first eight months of this year.
There is also steady growth of 6 percent in trips to destinations in the Americas and moderate growth of 4 percent for Asia.
The tourists from North America are diversifying their international trips this year. The number of holidays and visits to friends and relatives are both 9 percent higher.
The urban trips are proving particularly popular with a 15% increase between January and August.
As the touring holidays are losing market shares in other regions of the world like Asia and Europe, North Americans went on more tour holidays in the first eight months of this year, with an increase of 10 percent.
The sun and beach holidays in North America are also in huge demand, as a 9 percent increase shows. There is an overall spending per trip which is 3 percent higher this year. The average length of stay is 8 nights.
There is a strong and steady growth for North American outbound travel is due to different reasons, such as good economic conditions and a strong United States dollar.
Looking ahead, there is another good year for North American outbound travel, which is expected in 2018.
The Travel Confidence Index of IPK forecasts that there is about a further growth of 4 percent next year.