Sunday, May 27, 2018

Americans love Australia… as US tourism dives

Australia was named the top ‘hot’ international destination for American travellers in 2018 by a survey of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) members this month.

This news comes on the back of months of discussion about a ‘Trump slump”, as analysis from the US Travel Association. and data from the Commerce Department indicate a reduced spending cost of US$4.6 billion and lost 40,000 jobs since the president took office.

This new announcement was made at USTOA’s Annual Conference and Marketplace in Florida which Tourism Australia attended and held over 60 meetings with partners.

In discussions partners noted strong 2017 sales results for Australia and are expecting even stronger results in 2018. This matched the overall US market trend with 95 percent of USTOA members anticipating growth and two-thirds forecasting a boom year of anywhere from 7-10 percent higher in sales growth.

About accomnews

accomnews

Check Also

What do you think about OTAs?

We want to understand what independent properties are doing to compete in Australia’s highly competitive 2018 accommodation market. So we have a new survey and new prizes for participants. 

The hotel giant targeting service from the heart

Heartfelt service is the focus of a new advertising campaign by AccorHotels.

The biggest barriers to happy travels

Almost two thirds of Aussies regret wasting their holidays by not making the most of travel adventures, new research reveals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *