Barcelona, 25th and 26th of September 2008
Av. Marquès de Comillas, 6-8
Asia is at present one of the driving forces of the tourism industry.
The continent is home to over 50% of the world’s population however
up until recently it was not considered an appealing outbound market due
to the low incomes and slow development. Nowadays the outlook has clearly changed. In addition to the Japanese
and Korean who have been traveling to Europe for decades now, the Chinese
and Indian are begging to travel as well. The populations of these two
countries combined add up to 2.500 million people, reason for which the
WTO forecasts India and China will become two of the most important tourism
outbound markets over the coming decades. On the other hand, last year
Asia welcomed already 20.6% of the total international tourism an increase
of more than 4 points from the year 2000 (16.2%)
In this context, the Ist Congress on Asian Tourism will be held in Barcelona on the 25th and 26th of September 2008 with the goal of:
The Congress is addressed to hotel companies, tour operators, airlines, restaurants, retail trade, heads of promotion and cultural boards of the public and private sector as well as those interested in Asia as an inbound or outbound tourism market.