first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Any recovery in 2010 for the Asia-pacific region will largely be determined by a recovery in the Japanese and Chinese traveller appetites, says a recent report commissioned by Messe Berlin.For 2009, Asian travel demand will likely be down 5% on 2008 levels due in part to heavy declines in South Korea.  In 2010, many will be looking towards Japan and China for signs of recovery in order to lead the resurgence.These findings were revealed in the recent ITB World Travel Trends Report, with core data supplied by the World Travel Monitor compiled by IPK International.“Travel demand for 2010 is likely to pick up, but spending is likely to lag at around 2005-2006 levels,” notes the report.The report found that Asia suffered a 10% drop during the January to July period, but managed to sustain a level of recovery for the second half of 2009, in order to bring about the 5% drop in demand for the full year. This curve suggests that the worst is over.“The report predicts a modest increase in outbound trip volume for Asia, but expenditure and yield levels will still be at pre-2008 levels,” said Martin Buck, Messe Berlin VP CompetenceCenter Travel & Logistics.“Within Asia we can still expect to see shorter, cheaper trips, closer to home and at off-peak times.”last_img read more