WTTC: Bare, naked and stripped
Nelson Alcantara: Intra-European tourism is all the hype these days. What does the World Travel & Tourism Council make of this? Jean-Claude Baumgarten: WTTC’s way to look at travel and tourism, and the way we measure travel and tourism relies on three pillars – inbound, outbound, and domestic. And more and more, we consider intra-European tourism like European domestic tourism, and, of course, it is a very important part of our interest. And, of course, it shows a couple of things. First, that travel and tourism is still resilient, is still solid, and the need to travel is there, and it shows also that in difficult times when people have a hard time to figure out what is really their disposable income, they tend to be a little bit more cautious.