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South America had the strongest tourist arrivals expansion in 2011, says UNWTO

Wednesday, January 18th 2012 - 16:42 UTC
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International tourist arrivals grew by over 4% in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UN World Tourism Organization World Tourism Barometer. By region Europe was the best performer having increased 6% while the sub-region of South America topped the ranking with 10%. Read full article


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  • ChrisR


    Heads are almost certain to roll when CFK finds out.

    Another cock-up caused by the UK! How dare they stop the world leader (in her mind) not getting the recognition they deserve!

    I do love this :o)

    Jan 18th, 2012 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    No South American country was named, dummy.

    Jan 19th, 2012 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Forgetit87
    “No South American country was named, dummy.”

    Well DUMMY, I suggest you read this sentence again:
    ”The top spenders were led by emerging source markets – China (+38%), Russia (+21%), Brazil (+32%) and India (+32%)”

    Last time I looked, Brasil was in S. America. OR, being an Argie, do you want to move Brasil on the map like you try with the Falklands (there are no Malvinas).

    DOUBLE DUMMY (see, I can come down to your level) :o)

    Jan 19th, 2012 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    We all know why all these tourists are visiting South America. They want to see it before it disappears up its own backside!

    Jan 19th, 2012 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Um, @ChrisR, Brazil was cited as a spender nation, that is, as a place tourists are coming from, not as a tourist destination. Taking into account Argentina's cheap currency, lack of bad reputation that affects neighboring countries, and European outlook, I'd bet Argentina is one of the major beneficiaries of this wave of international tourists.


    Always nice to have your genocidal comments. Also nice is how the usually self-righteous British posters treat them - with silence, though anything in your level would be reason for hysteria if written by an Argentine.

    Jan 19th, 2012 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Forgetit87


    Treble dummy to me then!

    Jan 20th, 2012 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    ”by sub-region South-America (+10%)“

    what do they mean by ”sub-region” ? South America is a reknown continent...

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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