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Last year sees highest growth in international tourist visits around the world

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Since 2010, the highest growth in international tourist visits around the world was witnessed last year.
This was according to the according to the UNWTO ‘Tourism Highlights' report for 2017. Globally, tourists spent a total of $1.34trn last year. The bulk of that was in the United States, where visitors spent $210bn.
The increase in tourist numbers was driven by sustained travel demand for destinations across all world regions, with many regions suffering from security challenges in recent years seeing a firm recovery.
Ireland welcomed nine million overseas tourists in 2017, spending a...
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UNWTO says global tourist numbers go up by 6.0% in the first half this year

UNWTO says global tourist numbers go up by 6.0% in the first half this year

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The UNWTO has said that international tourist numbers went up by 6.0 percent in the first half of this year, with southern Europe and Southeast Asia registering the biggest growth, due to an upturn in the global economy.
The tourist numbers surged to around 641 million in the period from January to June, which is around 37 million more compared to the same period last year.
“Today's release of international tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector's resilience and relentless growth trajectory,” said the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
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International tourist arrivals grow 6% during first six months this year

International tourist arrivals grow 6% during first six months this year

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As per the UNWTO's latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of this year after a record-breaking year in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in the period between January-June this year. The increase was fueled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy.
To quote the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, “Today's release of international tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector's resilience and relentless growth trajectory. We...
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