Greece was among destinations that members of the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA) plan to increase tours to this year, according to the association’s annual survey. The survey revealed forecasts for 2012 travel.
More than half (53 percent) of the members surveyed anticipate increasing itineraries in 2012 to destinations recovering from events this past year that negatively impacted tourism.
Egypt was named most frequently as the country operators plan to increase tours to, followed closely by Greece, Japan and New Zealand.
“Consumer demand for truly rich experiences will continue to attract experiential travelers to these hard-hit destinations, and they can return with confidence when they book with a USTOA member,” USTOA President Terry Dale told the press.
“Our members understand how rewarding these destinations are to their clients, and at the same time, the importance of tourism in helping to rebuild,” he said.
Nearly one third of respondents (28.6 percent) have already seen an increase in bookings to Egypt, Greece, Japan and New Zealand for 2012.