May 11, 2011
Future of Travel, Tourism, Hotels - European consumer trends
Future of the travel industry, package holidays, tourism, travel agents, corporate travel, vacation planning, online booking systems, social networks, facebook, twitter. Video comment made after keynote speech at Antalya Turkey conference on tourism. Future of Eco-tourism and growth of medical tourism, culture festivals, sports tourism, adventure holidays. Competition between Spain, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey - related to exchange rates. Antalya future tourist trends compared to Costa Brava, Costa del Sol, Barcelona, Istanbul. Ministry of Tourism and Tourism agencies. Branding and marketing of resorts, regions and nations. Culture and ancient history, archeological sites, Greek and Roman remains. Meditterranean and Aegean sea - cruises, yaughts and water-based holidays. Consumer lifestyle trends and ageing of European travellers. Economy and exchange rates. How tourism and travel will grow over the next decade. Comment by conference keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon, author Futurewise and Sustainagility. Air travel, rail travel, cruise industry, coach tours, guided tours. Family, senior citizens and retired people all have different travel needs when staying in hotels, hostels, self-catering accommodation. How all inclusive holidays can damage local communities by reducing eating out in restaurants, cafes and bars. Impact of budget holidays on premium market.