UNWTO Barometer: Global tourism on the rises

November 9, 2017 by  
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MADRID, 9 November 2017: Where are the fastest growing markets for international tourism expenditure?

The latest UNWTO global tourism data released, earlier this week to coincide with the World Travel Market, identifies the markets that are growing the fastest in terms of cash spent on booking travel.

The UNWTO Tourism Barometer claims among the top 10 source markets, international tourism expenditure grew the fastest in China (+19%) followed by the Republic of Korea (+12%), the United States (+8%) and Canada (+7%). Read more

UNWTO: Tourism a runaway success

September 11, 2017 by  
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MADRID, 11 September 2017: Destinations worldwide saw a turnover of 598 million international tourists arrivals in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016, UNWTO estimates in its latest World Tourism Barometer.

Returning a growth of 6%, year-to-date, it represents the strongest increase since 2010 when the increase registered 4%.

Results are underpinned by robust growth in many destinations and a continuation of the recovery for destinations that suffered declines in previous years. Read more