Visitor forecasts of the Asia-Pacific region

Start date

December 2012

End date



With the Asia-Pacific region showing strong growth leadership globally, tourism has become an increasingly important sector in the region’s economy. To maintain the region’s competitive edge, a reliable and effective forecasting system is essential to assist destinations in the development of strategies for the coming years by accurately predicting arrivals, visitor receipts and departures.

This project is produced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and expert members of the University of Surrey.




Research groups and centres

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SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy