At the start of the peak summer season, travel in Europe is holding the course established early in the year. Most of our destinations are reporting continued visitor growth in the first half of 2012. It is evident that travel within Europe is supporting much of this growth.
European air carriers report continued strength on European routes and even stronger recent performance on Asian routes. In terms of visitor arrivals, Russia continues to be the strongest performing source market thus far and Japan is continuing its resurgence. Routes servicing North America have underperformed, however.