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

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Exports from international tourism hit USD1.7 trillion in 2018 driven by ‘solid demand’ and ‘robust economic environment’

Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from…..

UNWTO’s latest Tourism Barometer shows confidence in global tourism performance is starting to pick up again after slowing in late 2018

The latest issue of the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer has highlighted that international tourism levels are continuing to grow into 2019, albeit…..

International tourist arrivals this decade are growing even faster than first predicted

We are bombarded with statistics about the growth of travel and tourism. Despite many global economic tremors – whether natural disasters, political policy, terrorism or…..

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…..

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…..

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…..

Growth is not the enemy – sustainable tourism leads to economic prosperity

It is certainly true that travel opens our eyes to the world, but we are not alone seeking that insight with tourism increasingly engulfing the…..