Exclusive Europe Roundtable: Attitudes of the Consumer

In 2009 travelers were spoiled with a plethora of vacation deals, as destinations tried to build business during the recession. On this third installment, our exclusive Europe roundtable panel weighs in on how these consumer attitudes remain in the coming year. For the most part, customers are having a hard time coming to terms with the decline of deals when compared to last year. The name of the game is value this time around. Customers are itching to get back out and travel, but by getting more for their money.

Participating in the panel were Martin Rapp of Altour; Joseph Maniscalco of Auto Europe; Gianna Rivera of Accor Hospitality; Jody Bear of Bear & Bear; Jennifer Rosen of Hurtigruten; Leslie Rotkel of Leaders in Travel, LTD; Robin Fox of Pisa Brothers; Alex Herrmann of Switzerland Tourism; Jeremy Palmer of Tauck World Discovery; Simon Bradley of Visit Britain; Brit Sorensen of Visit Denmark; and The Travel Group's Ruthanne Terrero and Jose Barreiro.

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