Δευτέρα, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

ABTA: Αισιοδοξία για το 2014, με την Ελλάδα να συμπεριλαμβάνεται...

 
...στους εν δυνάμει κερδισμένους!!!

- Εδώ ολόκληρη η έρευνα

Δόθηκε στη δημοσιότητα η έρευνα ταξιδιωτικών προορισμών της πανίσχυρης ΑΒΤΑ για το 2014 και η Ελλάδα, εμφανίζεται μεταξύ των πιο δυναμικών προορισμών, τόσο στους "short haul" προορισμούς, όσο και στους προς παρακολούθηση “Destinations to Watch” 2014, προορισμούς.
Παράλληλα η έρευνα περιγράφει ένα γενικότερο κλίμα αισιοδοξίας για τον Τουρισμό το 2014, εναρμονιζόμενη απόλυτα και με τα στοιχεία του Παγκόσμιου Οργανισμού Τουρισμού, που σας είχαμε παρουσιάσει.
Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι το 20% των Βρετανών τουριστών που θα ταξιδέψουν το 2014 για διακοπές θα ξοδέψουν περισσότερα από το 2013!!!
Στα σχόλια για την Ελλάδα αναφέρει χαρακτηριστικά:
"Greece is once again very firmly on the tourist map with an 11% increase in UK visitor numbers in 2013. The economic problems in the country have led to a decrease in prices in many bars and restaurants, making the country much more affordable. At the same time more luxury accommodation options have sprung up recently as the high end of the market has continued to perform well. The most popular Greek islands remain Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and Zante, but enterprising tour operators are offering off the beaten track, boutique options, giving a taste of authentic Greece. Areas to look for include the northern Aegean and the green and thickly wooded islands of Thassos and Ikaria and for those looking to truly relax and recharge their batteries, the islands of Alonissos and Skopelos in the Sporades further south. But for truly spectacular views and five star luxury, the volcanic island of Santorini, viewed as the most likely site of the historical source of the mythical Atlantis, is unbeatable".
Τα κυριότερα σημεία της έρευνας της ΑΒΤΑ έχουν ως εξής:
"... The report predicts cautious optimism in the holiday market for the year ahead with consumers continuing to holiday and planning to spend more than they did in 2013. It also reveals that value for money will remain a priority for many and that package holidays will perform well again in 2014.
As well as market trends, ABTA’s 2014 Travel Trends Report highlights destinations to watch for the coming year.

Key trends identified in ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2014 include:
•Same country, different destination – consumers are expected to choose a different resort or destination in favourite countries they know well offering them a mixture of familiar and new holiday experiences
•Package holidays – these will continue to be popular, driven by consumer demand for value and the ease of having arrangements taken care of, as well as as the greater choice and flexibility now offered by the package holiday market
•The simple life – while 5 star luxury will continue to appeal to many who can afford it, holidays that are perceived as more simple and authentic, which remove people from their hectic daily lives, are also set to be popular in the coming year
•Domestic tourism – domestic tourism is expected to remain in strong shape in 2014 with the feel-good-factor created by the success of the Jubilee and Olympics in 2012 further bolstered by 2013’s sunny summer •Age groups – the baby boomers (those aged 55-64) look set for another strong year in 2014, after notable growth in 2013
•Tried and tested destinations close to home – these will continue to do well in 2014 as consumers seek well known, good value holidays. Short haul favourites including Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey and France are likely to benefit from this trend.
In the report ABTA has identified its “Destinations to Watch” 2014.
These include a mixture of long, mid and short haul destinations, holiday favourites and emerging destinations which are expected to capture the public’s imagination in 2014.
The destinations are:
•Brazil
•The Caribbean (Antigua)
•Costa Rica
•Greece
•Malaysia
•Mauritius
•Mexico, The Pacific Coast and Baja
•Oman •Portugal
•Slovenia
•Sicily, Italy
•USA (Texas/New Mexico/Alaska).
Mark Tanzer ABTA Chief Executive said: “We know that Brits hate to cut back on their holidays and after several years of tough market conditions, we are seeing early signs of more optimism amongst British consumers. However, with the squeeze on household budgets continuing, we are expecting that tried and tested destinations and package holidays will continue to perform well in the coming year. We are also expecting a range of other overseas destinations to prove popular in 2014, as well as another good year for domestic tourism after the heatwave in the UK in summer 2013.” In the report country-specific travel advice has been provided by the FCO to ensure Brits travelling abroad next year remain safe. John Heppenstall, from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, said: “ABTA’s report suggests that British nationals will be travelling more in 2014. While the vast majority of these holidays are likely to be trouble-free, we continue to urge British travellers to prepare properly before they pack their bags – through simple steps such as investing in comprehensive travel insurance, taking the necessary health precautions and researching the local laws and customs of their destination. “For those British nationals who do run into difficulties, the FCO will do all it can to help. For example, we can issue replacement travel documents and provide help to those who have been a victim of crime or are in hospital. However, we cannot pay people’s medical bills, lend money or influence another country’s legal system. Most people have rewarding and painless trips abroad but things can and do go wrong and taking time to prepare before you go can help ensure you have a holiday to remember for the right reasons".

Μακάρι, με το καλό!!!

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