UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists inside the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than inside the same period of 2016.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

At six per cent, growth was well above the trend of recent years, doing the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

pengunjung numbers reported by destinations around the globe reflect strong demand for international travel inside the first half of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

Results are underpinned by robust growth in many destinations as well as a continuation of the recovery in those which suffered declines in previous years.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

Of UNWTO regions, growth was strongest inside the Middle East (up nine per cent), Europe (up eight per cent) as well as Africa (up eight per cent), followed by Asia as well as the Pacific (up six per cent) as well as the Americas (up three per cent).

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

The first half of the year usually accounts for about 46 per cent of total annual international arrivals, with the second half longer by three days as well as including the Northern Hemisphere high season months of July as well as August.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism Back To Heights Not Seen Since 2010

“The first half of 2017 shows healthy growth in an increasingly dynamic as well as resilient tourism market, including a strong recovery in some of the destinations impacted by security challenges last year,” said UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

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