This quarterly research exercise gives a more or less immediate ‘barometer’ type reading of the health or otherwise of city tourism. Through a survey of member city tourist offices and convention bureaux, it tracks perceptions as to the level of current and immediate future business across conventions and leisure tourism market segments. The results, with a supporting commentary, are returned promptly to all participating offices and bureaux and are all downloadable on the Intranet.
This report is combined with the results of the Shopping Barometer. This indicator is designed to benchmark city tourism destinations in Europe by price level. This tool compares the costs of various services and products bought by tourists.