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ITB Berlin and IPK International latest findings show that there are five percent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas which have shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of five percent. In contrast to 2017, where North American growth exceeded Latin America, the first eight months of 2018 reflected the contrary.

European outbound travel grew by five percent during the first eight months of the year, and the outlook for 2019 is also positive. Further growth can be expected according to the World Travel Monitor conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group and by 2030 (Source: will make up an estimated 25 percent of the world’s population.

Millennials love going on city trips, and, at least some, are willing to spend big on travelling, with now half of all luxury trips being made by Millennials. These are the findings of a special evaluation of the World Travel Monitor, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin.

City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as total international holiday market over past 10 years city breaks and overtake sun and beach holidays according to ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse worldwide demand for city breaks.

IPK International, a travel data provider, revealed at this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition that 2017 has been an exceptionally strong year for international travel. According to IPK, Europe is the main growth driver as both a source market and destination.

Main trends for Asian travellers over the first eight months of this year included a continued rise in sun and beach holidays, more city trips and travel to Europe, according to the 25th World Travel Monitor.

Organised by IPK International in collaboration with ITB Berlin, the 25th World Travel Monitor Forum, took place in Pisa, on November 09–10.