Comparing our predictions from 7 years ago to the realities of today

Daniel Batchelor

Global Head of Corporate Communications, Amadeus IT Group

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In Part 4 of our futurist video series, we focus on global travel and the economy.


Looking back at a report we published in September 2010, The Travel Gold Rush 2020, Professor James Woudhuysen believes that it accurately predicted the rise of Asia as the big growth area in travel. The report said this region would account for 32% of travel spending by 2020.

We asked Professor Woudhuysen how confident he is regarding the future of the travel industry. His answer? You’ll have to watch the video to find out!

Check out the full video hereand let us know what you think below.

Editor’s note: We asked futurist James Woudhuysen to review and comment on some of our past research and give his take on future trends in a five part video seriesproduced in celebration of our 30th anniversary.