Contiki Tours are content with a growth from Australia between 7 and 10 per cent in 2012 as the future of youth travel remains uncertain.
Speaking to Travel Today at at the launch of Contiki’s 2012/13 Europe program, global brand director Alastair Campbell said:
“I’d love to get 10 per cent from Australia but would be happy in the 7 per cent to 10 per cent range,” he said.
“It is looking positive out of Australia…but there is some uncertainty in the market.
“Whatever the world has thrown at us over the past decade, the youth market has been resilient and always comes back quicker than other sectors.”
Campbell remains positive that young independent travellers are generally not as worried about financial commitments and may even see the downturn in the job market as a good excuse to travel.
Australia continues to be Contiki’s biggest market share.