QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Exports from international tourism hit USD1.7 trillion in 2018, but who were the biggest spenders?

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USA remains the world’s largest travel and tourism economy, a global industry that now contributes USD8.8 trillion to the world economy

The United States of America (USA) retained its status as the world’s largest travel and tourism economy last year despite a standstill in international visitors…..

The power of travel and tourism – how inclusive tourism can help to bridge the gap between social divides worldwide

Tourism by its very nature an activity that promotes inclusion. More than 1.3 international arrivals were registered in 2017, meeting other people from other cultures…..

Canada commences market readiness workshops to harness the full economic potential from Chinese arrivals

Tourism is an important economic driver and a fast-growing sector that supports more than 1.8 million jobs in Canada and the Government of Canada has…..

International tourism continues its growth momentum and Europe remains a key global ingredient

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…..

Myanmar, Iraq and Georgia are seeing biggest travel and tourism gains, but China, USA and India reign in power ranking

The new Travel & Tourism Power and Performance Report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) highlights China, USA and India as the largest…..

Political unrest in Nicaragua has “devastating effect” on its own and impacts neighbours tourism industries

Until April this year Nicaragua’s tourism sector had been growing, but then on 18-Apr-2018 the peaceful protests turned violent over controversial pension reforms and have…..

International arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, as UNWTO reveals another record year for global tourism

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth…..

Australian VFR travellers are the key to New Zealand’s tourism

Research from Auckland Airport shows that travellers from Australia who are visiting friends and relatives (VFR) in New Zealand are highly valuable and a market…..

Europe sees record upswing in 2017 tourist arrivals; set to revert back to trend in 2018

Last year, Europe registered an all-time record upswing (+8%) in international tourist arrivals, an increase four times higher than in 2016 and above worldwide growth…..

International tourist arrivals hit seven year high in 2017, reports UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer……