Trajectory was commissioned by the UN WTO to deliver a new report forecasting international travel and tourism volumes through to 2030. The project was overseen by UNTWO Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships, Mr. Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula, and Coordinator of the UNWTO Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies programme.

The report aimed to assist UNTWO Members in formulating policies and long-term strategic plans, provide a global reference on the future of tourism development, reinforce the UNWTO’s role in agenda setting and to constitute a reference for UNWTO strategic documents, programme of work and activities.

The final output incorporates regional dynamics enabling easy analysis of the likely impact of the ‘Rise of the Consumer Class’ for example. We are now firmly within the study period and the outputs are extensively referred to within UNWTO publications.