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The global outlook series on Travel and Leisure provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report provides a bird’s eye view of the glitzy, effervescent, and dynamic world of travel and leisure, and a peek into prevailing scenario with 101 data-rich tables offering statistical findings on key regional and international parameters such as, tourist arrivals, tourism expenditure, tourism receipts, online bookings and spending on travel and leisure services, e-commerce sales of travel and leisure activities, and average expenditures of air travelers in top tourist destinations, among others.

The report offers concise and crisp primers on emerging trends shaping the industry’s future, and insights into the spate of recent mergers and acquisitions, and other noteworthy corporate developments. The US market is critically abstracted, examined, and seasoned with unequivocal opinions on the market’s future potential. Travel market trends and demographic behavioral patterns are neatly outlined, and illustrated with 12 supporting market data tables.

Other regional markets briefly summarized, and annotated with tables include Canada, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and South Africa among others. The purpose of the abstracted regional market discussion is to provide the reader a prelude to these markets. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 659 companies worldwide.

TRAVEL AND LEISURE GOS-044 A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, SEPTEMBER 2008

CONTENTS

1. Overview 1 Travel & Leisure Sector: Dampeners and Deterrents 1 Travel & Leisure Sector: Drivers and Stimulants 1 Customized Travel Packages Boost the Global Travel & Tourism Sector 1 Slashed Airfares Drive Up Frequency of Outbound Short Trips 2

Table 1: Leading Budget Airlines in the Global Market (2006): Operating Revenues in US$ Billion for US Airways Group, Southwest, EasyJet1, Ryanair, and JetBlue 2 Women Travelers Drive Up Development of Allied Facilities 2 Baby Boomers Prefer to Chill Out on Polar Cruises 2 Leading Hotels that Lodge the Global Traveler 2 Hotels & Leisure Industry 2 Passenger Ships and Cruise Lines in the Global Market 3 Travel Market Anticipates Growth in Travel Bookings 3 Consolidations Portray Positive Results in the Online Travel Industry 3 Online Travel Agency Market Share by Gross Bookings (2005) 3

Table 2: Global Online Consumer Spending on Travel and Leisure: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of US$ for Travel, Entertainment, and Tickets 4 Asia to Experience the Maximum Traffic 4 Future Travelers Prefer to Go Out of the Way 4 Online Facilities Boost the Travel Sector 4 Travel Packages Make for “Light” Traveling 4 Lodging, Leisure & Travel Services Gain Momentum 5 Corporate Travel on Emerging Trend 5 Pricing Power 5 The Current Trends in Major Global Markets 5 World’s Leading Tourist Spots 5 Some Figures 6

Table 3: International Tourist Arrivals by Mode of Transport: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Air, Land (Road and Rail), Water and Other Modes 6

Table 4: International Tourist Arrivals by Purpose of Visit: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Leisure, Recreation & Holidays, Business & Professional, Visiting Friends & Relatives, Health, Religion and Other and Other Purposes 6

Table 5: Outbound Tourism by Generating Region: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for From Europe, From Asia-Pacific, From the Americas, From Middle East, From Africa and From Origin Not Specified 7

Table 6: Outbound Tourism by International Tourism Expenditure by Region in Africa: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa 7

Table 7: Outbound Tourism by International Tourism Expenditure by Region the Americas: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North America, Caribbean, Central America and South America 8

Table 8: Outbound Tourism by International Tourism Expenditure by Region Asia-Pacific: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and South Asia 8

Table 9: Outbound Tourism by International Tourism Expenditure by Region Europe: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and East Mediterranean Europe 9

Table 10: Top Tourism Spending Countries by International Tourism Expenditure: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, China, Netherlands, Russian Federation and Other Countries 9

Table 11: Top Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for France, Spain, United States, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Mexico, Turkey, Germany, Russian Federation and Other Destinations 10

Table 12: Leading Emerging Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals in Africa: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for South Africa, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Mauritius, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi, Swaziland and Other Destinations 10

Table 13: Leading Emerging Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals in the Americas: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Argentina, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama and Other Destinations 11

Table 14: Leading Emerging Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals in Asia-Pacific: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for China, Malaysia, Hong Kong (China), Thailand, Macao (China), Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, New Zealand and Other Destinations 12

Table 15: Leading Emerging Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals in Europe: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Other Destinations 13

Table 16: Leading Emerging Tourism Destinations by International Tourist Arrivals in Middle East & Africa: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon and Other Destinations 13

Table 17: International Tourism Receipts by Region in Africa: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa 14

Table 18: International Tourism Receipts by Region in the Americas: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North America, Caribbean, Central America and South America 14

Table 19: International Tourism Receipts by Region in Asia-Pacific: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and South Asia 14

Table 20: International Tourism Receipts by Region in Europe: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe and Southern/Mediterranean Europe 15

Table 21: International Tourist Arrivals by Region in Africa: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa 15

Table 22: International Tourist Arrivals by Region in the Americas: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for North America, Caribbean, Central America and South America 15

Table 23: International Tourist Arrivals by Region in Asia-Pacific: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and South Asia 16

Table 24: International Tourist Arrivals by Region in Europe: Percentage Breakdown for 2005 and 2006 for Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe and Southern/Mediterranean Europe 16

2. Mergers and Acquisitions 17

3. Strategic Corporate Developments 26

4. Products/ Services Launch 31

5. A North American Perspective 33

5a. United States 33 Overview 33 Weak Dollar Influences American Travel Habits 33 US Outbound Travel Market Hit by Terrorist Attack Paranoia 33 Outlook 33 Travel Market Trends 34 Offline Vs Online 34 Table 25: Online Bookings of Travel Products in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of US$ for Air Travel, Lodging, Car Travel, and Cruise/Tour 35

Table 26: E-Commerce Sales of Travel and Leisure Activities in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of US$ for Air Travel, Event Tickets, Car Rentals, Hotels, Tours, Cruises, and Movie Tickets 35 Role of Travel Agents 36

Table 27: Travel Bookings by Segment in the US: 2005 Percentage Market Share for Cruises, Rental Cars, Hotel Rooms, and Airline Tickets 37 Demographics and Growth Potential 37 Business Travel 37 Leisure Travel 37 Adventure Travel 38 Inbound Travel 38 Outbound Travel 39 Business and Pleasure Trips in the US 39 Obtaining Temporary Visa 39 Purpose of the Trip 39 Showing Business Activity 39 General Requirements 40 Application Submission 40 Features of Worldweb.Com 40

Table 28: Business and Pleasure Trips in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Millions 40

Table 29: Average Expenditures by Overseas Visitors in the US: 2005 in US$ Per Visitor/ Day for All Overseas Visitors, Japanese Shoppers, British Shoppers, German Shoppers and others 41 Intercity Transportation 41 Outlook 41 Vacation Packages 41 Cruise Sector 41 Travel Spending 42 Table 30: Travel Spending in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of US$ 42 Travel Destinations in the US 42 New York City 42 California 42 International Visitors 43

Table 31: Asia-Pacific Visitors in the US: 2005 in Thousands for Australia, Japan, and South Korea 43

Table 32: International Tourist Arrivals in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 43

Table 33: International Tourism Receipts in the US: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 43

Table 34: Number of International Visitors Arrivals by States in the US: 2005 in Percentage for California, New York, Hawaiian Islands, Nevada, Florida, Colorado and Illinois 44

Table 35: Average Expenditures of Mexican Air Travelers by Category in the US: 2005 in US$ for Lodging, Food/Beverages, Entertainment, and Gifts/Souvenirs 44

Table 36: Highly Visited US States by Japanese Travelers in the US: 2005 in Percentage for Hawaiian Islands, California, Guam, Nevada, New York, and Florida 44

5b. Canada 45 Overview 45 Canadian Outbound Travel Market Grows by Leaps and Bounds 45 Tourists and Tourist Spots 45 Tourism-Market Segments 45 Accommodation 45 Food and Beverage 45 Transportation 46 Attraction Sectors 46 Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism 46 Events and Conferences 46 Travel Trade 46 Tourism Services 46 Industry Growth 46 Technology 46 Education 46 Increased Disposable Income 46 More Stressful Lifestyle 46 Travel Cost 46 Marketing 46 Common Currency 46 Political Stability 46

Table 37: International Tourist Arrivals in Canada: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 47

Table 38: International Tourism Receipts in Canada: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 47

6. A Japanese Market Perspective 47 Overview 47 Outlook 47 Japanese Online Travel Market 48 Overseas Travelers in Japan 48 Table 39: Number of Overseas Travelers in Japan: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Millions 48

Table 40: International Trips by Japanese Nationals: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Millions 48

Table 41: International Tourist Arrivals in Japan: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 49

Table 42: International Tourism Receipts in Japan: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 49

7. A European Perspective 49 Overview 49 The European Travel Scene: Mixed Trends 49 Inbound Travel: International Sports Events Draw the Crowds to Europe 49 Bleak Prospects in Europe? Not Really 49 European Travel Markets Have Come of Age 50

Table 43: Major Spending Travelers in European Market (2006): Expenditure in US$ Billion by Country – Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Russia 50 Drivers and Deterrents in the European Travel Market 50 European Business Travel 50 Online Travel Market 51

Table 44: E-Commerce Sales of Travel and Leisure Activities in Europe: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of Euros for Event Tickets, and Leisure Travel 51

Table 45: Travel Sites by Unique Visitors in Europe: 2005 in Thousands for All UK sites, Lastminute.com, Britishairways.com, Expedia.co.uk, Easyjet.co.uk, Ebookers.com, Cheapflights.co.uk, and Others 51 Online Travel Market Prospects 52

Table 46: Online Sales of Travel Services by Category in Europe: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Millions of US$ for Airlines, Tour Operators, Online Agents, Rail Sites, Hotels, and Car Rental 52

7a. Austria 52 Overview 52

Table 47: International Tourist Arrivals in Austria: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 53

Table 48: International Tourism Receipts in Austria: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 53

7b. Belgium 53 Overview 53 Table 49: International Tourist Arrivals in Belgium: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 54

Table 50: International Tourism Receipts in Belgium: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 54

7c. Denmark 55 Overview 55 Table 51: International Tourist Arrivals in Denmark: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 55

Table 52: International Tourism Receipts in Denmark: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 55

7d. Finland 56 Overview 56

Table 53: International Tourist Arrivals in Finland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 56

Table 54: International Tourism Receipts in Finland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 56

7e. France 57 Overview 57 Table 55: International Tourist Arrivals in France: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 57

Table 56: International Tourism Receipts in France: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 58

7f. Germany 58 Overview 58 Table 57: International Tourist Arrivals in Germany: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 59

Table 58: International Tourism Receipts in Germany: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 59

7g. Ireland 59 Overview 59 Table 59: International Tourist Arrivals in Ireland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 60

Table 60: International Tourism Receipts in Ireland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 60

Table 61: Online Products/Services Purchases in Ireland: 2005 Percentage Breakdown for Travel Services, and Others 60

7h. Italy 61 Overview 61 Table 62: International Tourist Arrivals in Italy: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 61

Table 63: International Tourism Receipts in Italy: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 61 Outlook 62 Table 64: Holiday and Travel Products’ Sales through E-Commerce in Italy: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Billions of Lit 62

7i. Norway 62 Overview 62 Table 65: International Tourist Arrivals in Norway: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 63

Table 66: International Tourism Receipts in Norway: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 63

7j. Poland 63 Overview 63 Table 67: International Tourist Arrivals in Poland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 64

Table 68: International Tourism Receipts in Poland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 64

7k. Portugal 64 Overview 64 Table 69: International Tourist Arrivals in Portugal: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 65

Table 70: International Tourism Receipts in Portugal: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 65

7l. Russia 65 Overview 65 Table 71: International Tourist Arrivals in Russia: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 66

Table 72: International Tourism Receipts in Russia: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 66

7m. Spain 67 Overview 67 Outbound Market 67 Inbound Travel 67 Online Travel Market 67 Table 73: International Tourist Arrivals in Spain: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 67

Table 74: International Tourism Receipts in Spain: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 68

7n. Sweden 68 Overview 68 Table 75: International Tourist Arrivals in Sweden: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 68

Table 76: International Tourism Receipts in Sweden: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 69

7o. Switzerland 69 Overview 69 Table 77: International Tourist Arrivals in Switzerland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 70

Table 78: International Tourism Receipts in Switzerland: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 70

7p. The Netherlands 70 Overview 70 Table 79: International Tourist Arrivals in the Netherlands: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 71

Table 80: International Tourism Receipts in the Netherlands: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 71

7q. United Kingdom 72 Hotel Industry – Growth Factors 72 Overview 72 Table 81: International Tourist Arrivals in the UK: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 72

Table 82: International Tourism Receipts in the UK: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 73

Table 83: Leisure Travel Market in the UK: 1991, 1997 and 2003: Number of Overseas Air Travel Passengers in Millions 73

8. Asia-Pacific Perspective 73 The Asian Travel Diary 73 Travel and Tourism Sector Bounces Back from Natural Disasters 73 Asia-Pacific Remains a Dynamic Market in Travel and Tourism 73 Asia: Fascinating Destination for Business and Leisure Travelers 74 Chinese Panorama 74 Views from Thai 74

8a. Australia 75 Overview 75 Australian Inbound and Outbound Tourism to Grow in Near Future 75 Table 84: International Tourist Arrivals in Australia: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 76

Table 85: International Tourism Receipts in Australia: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 76

8b. New Zealand 76 Overview 76 Table 86: International Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 77

Table 87: International Tourism Receipts in New Zealand: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 77

9. An Asian Perspective 77

9a. China 77 Tourism Sector to Grow Remarkably 77 Boom in Business Travel Sector 78 Overview 78 Table 88: Tourism Market in China (2004 & 2005): Number of Outbound Travelers in Millions 78

Table 89: International Tourist Arrivals in China: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 78

Table 90: International Tourism Receipts in China: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 79

9b. Hong Kong 79 Overview 79

9c. India 79 Overview 79 Driving Factors for Tourism Industry Growth 80 Online Booking of Air Tickets Garners Attention 80 Medical Tourism 80

Table 91: International Tourist Arrivals in India: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 81

Table 92: International Tourism Receipts in India: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 81

9d. Korea 81 Overview 81

9e. Singapore 82 Overview 82

10. A Latin American Perspective 82

10a. Argentina 82 Overview 82

Table 93: International Tourist Arrivals in Argentina: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 82

Table 94: International Tourism Receipts in Argentina: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 83

10b. Brazil 83 Overview 83

Table 95: International Tourist Arrivals in Brazil: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 83

Table 96: International Tourism Receipts in Brazil: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 84

11. A Middle East Perspective 84 Emerging as a Favored Travel Destination 84

11a. Saudi Arabia 84 Overview 84

Table 97: Airline Travel Market in Saudi Arabia (2006): Passenger Traffic (in Billions of Passengers) for Domestic Airports and International Airports 85

Table 98: International Tourism Receipts in Saudi Arabia: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 85

11b. United Arab Emirates 85 Overview 85

Table 99: International Tourism Receipts in the UAE: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million 86

11c. Egypt 86 Tourism in Egypt to Undergo a Boom 86

12. A South African Perspective 86 Overview 86

Table 100: International Tourist Arrivals in South Africa: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in Thousands 87

Table 101: International Tourism Receipts in South Africa: Annual Market Estimates for 2003 through 2008 in US$ Million87

GLOBAL DIRECTORY

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