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home     Comments, analyses and prognoses     ITB Berlin tourism forecast for 2011: Indians and Brazilians plan more trips, Americans are more cautious
ITB Berlin tourism forecast for 2011: Indians and Brazilians plan more trips, Americans are more cautious
from 01.12.2010 17:55       Author - Tourist Media
Economies around the world are now recovering, and one result is that people in India and Brazil are eager to travel in 2011, ITB Berlin survey show.  The survey is compiled by the consultancy IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

Nearly 49 percent of Brazilians intend to travel in 2011. Twenty-one per cent want a holiday similar to the one they took in 2010.

Indians are also increasingly eager to travel. Forty-three percent of the respondents are planning one or more trips, 33 percent are planning holiday trips similar to those they undertook in 2010.

Americans are rather more cautious. Sixteen percent of the respondents said they were unlikely to travel in 2011. Thirty-two percent are planning to travel less in 2011, compared with 2010. Only 19 percent of respondents in the US intend to take more trips. Thirty-four percent said they would go on a holiday similar to the one they had taken in 2010.

The Swiss are among the nations in Europe most eager to travel. Nearly 47 percent of respondents in Switzerland plan to take as many trips in 2011 as they did in 2010. Thirty-two percent believe it is possible they will travel more in 2011. Only eight percent of respondents in Switzerland have no travel plans for 2011.

Overall, 49 percent of respondents in Germany said they would travel as often as they did in 2010. Only 16 percent said they would travel more in 2011. Thirteen percent of German citizens have no travel plans for 2011 and 22 percent of respondents plan to travel less than they did in 2010.

Asked about their travel plans for 2011, 20 percent of French respondents said they had none. Forty-one percent of French citizens intend to travel as often as they did in 2010, and 22 percent said they will take more trips.

ITB Berlin is the biggest international tourism fair. The results of the survey will be officially presented during the fair in March 2011.

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