Trends, outlined by Tahiyya Murine, senior research manager at Euromonitor International, showed a stable industry, holding lots of potential and a global growth of 12% to £112bn ($176bn).
She also reported large growth in the Asia Pacific market – a recurring theme of the day – that is now looking to be the main rival to Western Europe in this market.
Further trends pointed to significant growth in the Chinese outbound market, with India set to hold the biggest business arrivals volume by 2017.
Meanwhile, Turkey was name-checked as a growth market, with a rise in corporate cruises.
The event was the first of a series of Knowledge Forums from the show, and was produced in partnership with Kingley Events.
Elsewhere, Bob Schumacher, managing director sales, UK & Ireland, United Airlines discussed the correlation between business growth and the GDP performance of the destinations the airline operates in.
He said the UK market remains a stagnant one in a 'holding pattern', whilst still reporting fewer passenger numbers. He also underlined the major issue of excess of supply within the global marketplace, which he said operates on low profit.