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2017 sees global tourists increase by 7%

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The UNWTO said that last year, the number of global tourists went up by 7 percent, the biggest increase in seven years led by Europe with the lure of the Mediterranean's sea and sun.
The sharp hike was mostly due to the economic recovery around the world.
International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1.32 billion. This strong momentum is expected to continue this year too at a rate of 4% to 5%.
Led by Mediterranean destinations, Europe recorded extraordinary results, with 8% more international arrivals than in 2016. Africa consolidated its 2016 rebound...
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Tourism continues to grow in Europe and other nations globally

Tourism continues to grow in Europe and other nations globally

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Data from the UNWTO shows that tourism is booming. International tourist numbers grew by 7 percent last year, reaching an estimated 1.3 billion. The UNWTO expects this momentum to continue this year as well.
Tourism is Europe is growing in a steady way. European Cities Marketing announced a 3.6% growth in city tourism in 2016. The domestic tourism market grew by 6.0% and the international market by 2.3%. The top 10 cities in terms of bednights remained the same as the previous year, with London, Paris, and Berlin at the top of the list. Italy, Russia, and Japan continue to decrease as...
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