New mechanism measures short-term tourism outlook.
A panel of 100 tourism experts recently assembled by WTO gave the August-September period an outlook rating of 3.6, up from 2.8 for the January-April period. All regions--including Europe, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East--shared expectations of improvement for the May-August period. According to WTO, the outlook for Asia and the Pacific (3.1) clearly reflects the concern about SARS, but with the outbreak "virtually under control" as of late June, prospects are expected to improve quickly in that region by the end of the year.
The "WTO World Tourism Barometer" is intended to provide the tourism sector with adequate and timely information and will be published three times a year (January, June, and October). See www.world-tourism.org for more information.
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|Title Annotation:||WTO World Tourism Barometer; Trends|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2003|
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