UNWTO: Global tourism arrivals highest since 2010 as tourism generates $4 billion a day worldwide

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest Tourism Highlights. Tourism is currently the world’s third-largest export sector, reaching US$1.6 trillion in 2017, says the report. International tourist arrivals reached a new record total of 1,323 million in 2017, some 84 million more […]

UNWTO: Chinese tourists spent 12% more abroad in 2016

Outbound tourism from China, the world’s leading outbound market, continues to break records. Chinese tourists spent 12% more in 2016 than the year earlier, maintaining the trend of double-digit growth in tourism expenditure every year since 2004, according to preliminary data by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. China’s international tourism spending grew by $11 […]

UNWTO: International tourists reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015; growth is forecast to slow slightly

International tourist arrivals reached a total of 1,184 million in 2015, up 4.4%, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This translates into approximately 50 million more tourists (overnight visitors) traveling to international destinations around the world last year compared to 2014. This marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, says UNWTO, with […]

UNWTO: Global travel benefits from traditional markets in 2014

Following on last week’s report of the 2014 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, travel and expenditures from traditional source markets picked up last year. This growth compensated for the slowdown of the large emerging markets, which had been driving tourism growth in previous years, said the World Tourism Barometer. The agency estimates that the total number […]

UNWTO: +1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, up 51 million, or 4.7%, over 20134, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This is the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%. The Americas and Europe were […]

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