The top travel reports, predictions and forecasts for 2012

According to most industry forecasters, the pace of change will only increase in the coming year.

No one does a better job of compiling the latest travel industry economic outlooks, trends and forecasts  than the About Tourism blog.

Once again, they’ve published an excellent compilation of  forecasts and predictions for the coming year.

As we all know the industry is in the midst of dramatic change and rapid technological advancements, and the prognosticators are predicting more of the same for the coming year.

The consensus among most travel sources is that 2012 is shaping up to be a year of moderate growth for the industry due to stable employment and incomes.

Here are my 25 favorite reports and forecasts for the travel industry from that list:

  1. ITB World Travel Trends Report 2011/12
  2. World Travel Market 2011 Industry Report
  3. World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2011
  4. Tripadvisor’s 2012 Travel Trends Forecast
  5. Carlson Wagonlit Travel 2012 Global Travel Forecast
  6. Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor on what is next for travel
  7. Amex Survey Predicts Increase in Holiday Travel Spending
  8. 2012 Travel Trends
  9. Lonely Planet’s  2012 Travel Trend Predictions
  10. Most Important Travel Trends of 2012
  11. Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2012
  12. Travel Trends – 2012 Predictions
  13. World Tourism Performance 2011 And Outlook 2012
  14. UNWTO- World Tourism Barometer- Sep 2011 update
  15. PATA reveals Tourism Forecast for 2011-13
  16. Wellness Tourism 2020
  17. The emerging trends of Medical Tourism
  18. Top Luxury Travel Trends for 2012
  19. Top 10 Hospitality Industry Trends for 2012
  20. UK hotels forecast 2011 & 2012
  21. Hospitality trends to watch in 2012
  22. HEDNA Hotel Distribution Trends for 2012
  23. 70 Restaurant and Hospitality Trends for 2012 
  24. 16th Annual Gay & Lesbian Tourism Market Report 2011-2012
  25. Food and Travel Trends 2012

You’ll find links to 50 more reports at the About Tourism blog.

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