Attitudes of Europeans towards Tourism – some research data

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Check out the following link for some interesting research funded by the European Commission (EC).

http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_370_en.pdf

Personally, I struggle to see the benefit of this sort of research.

Surely, with people committing suicide in Southern Europe because of mindless belief in austerity, perhaps there there are better cases for research?

What do you think?

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2 responses

  1. With Europe’s economy flat-lining and only Germany exporting any quantities of product the last thing Europeans need to be doing is going on holiday or being surveyed about how indolent they are by doing so when they should be working.

    What matters is productivity, exports and enterprise creation and wealthy foreigners coming to Europe on holiday and spending money there.

    Any studies by the EC should be about how to stimulate growth and nothing else because without it there will be more suicides, more pain and more gnashing of teeth.

    Currently Europe and the USA is engaged in a new “Great Game” fighting the Chinese for control of Africa’s mineral wealth and whatever it is they hope to find in Iran which they plan to seize once they have overthrown Syria.

    This they hope will turn into a gigantic Vietnam starting in Mali which will absorb many of the lumpen proletariat from the ranks of the non degreed unemployed through conscription and move the moribund European economies and basket case UK’s forward.

    Surveys about holidays and the holiday preferences of Europeans distracts people from what is really going on.

    • John,

      I tend to agree with you that an expensive EU survey on the holiday preferences of EU members is inappropriate, especially now with so much focus on austerity. Also this type of survey fails to reflect the subjective experience of the traveler. It would have been better to compare airport quality and service, in my view; this brings so much misery to so many, especially in the UK.

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