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Tag: International tourism industry

  • Friday, September 27th 2019 - 07:50 UTC

    International tourism generates US$ 5 billion every day to the global economy

    Total export earnings from international tourism grew by 4% in real terms in 2018 and reached US$ 1.7 trillion or US$ 5 billion a day

    Some figures from the UNWTO International tourism highlights will help to underscore the significance of this industry for the global economy. International tourist arrivals grew 5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to the Highlights, 2019 Edition.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:54 UTC

    International tourism industry remains robust with 6% increase in first six months of 2018

     “Tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector’s resilience and relentless growth trajectory” said UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili.

    According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fueled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. It comes after record year-round growth of 7% in 2017.