Research: Europe to top the IVAs growth chart for the Asia Pacific region in 2018

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In 2018, the Asia Pacific region collectively is expected to welcome nearly 690 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs), an annual increase of 7.8 percent over the previous year.

Although Asia will continue to supply the big bulk of arrivals traffic to the region (64%), Europe is estimated to dominate most in percentage growth terms for another year registering a year-on-year 11.6% increase.

With the average annual growth rate of 5.5% between 2018 and 2023, total IVAs are predicted to almost reach 900 million by the end of 2023.

These are some of the key highlights of the latest edition of the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covering the period of 2019 to 2023:

PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts provides a reliable forecasting system that predicts arrivals, visitor receipts and departures across the Asia Pacific region to help destinations effectively develop strategies to maintain competitive edge.

Driven by proprietary travel forecasting model of the Forecasting Unit of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, this annual forecast allows tourism industry stakeholders to review the industry’s performance and consider the prospects for the coming year and beyond.

This report is due for release in February 2019 and is available for pre-order now at the PATA Store. View details >>