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International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$1075 billion. This growth is equal to the 4% increase in international tourist arrivals which reached 1035 million in 2012. An additional US$219 billion … May 16, 2013
International tourism to continue robust growth in 2013

International tourism to continue robust growth in 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Emerging economies (+4.1%) regained the lead over advanced economies (+3.6%), with Asia and the Pacific showing the strongest … January 30, 2013
UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2012

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2012

LONDON, United Kingdom - As international tourism nears the historic milestone of one billion tourists, UNWTO will be holding a number of activities at World Travel Market (WTM) to address some of the major issues facing tourism in a world of one billion. UNWTO … October 27, 2012
International tourism on track to hit one billion by end of 2012

International tourism on track to hit one billion by end of 2012

Despite concerns over the global economy, international tourism demand continues to show resilience. The number of international tourists worldwide grew by 5% between January and June 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 (22 million more). Although … September 13, 2012
International tourism to reach 1 billion in 2012

International tourism to reach 1 billion in 2012

International tourist arrivals grew by over 4 percent in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With growth expected to continue in 2012, at a somewhat slower rate, international tourist arrivals are on track to reach … January 16, 2012
International  tourism strategist and author takes center stage in Asia tourism inspiration

International tourism strategist and author takes center stage in Asia tourism inspiration

As the world continues to work through one of the most paralyzing periods of economic crisis, one economic sector is actually gaining wide-scale appreciation for its ability to generate employment, revenues, and investment and unity: the global tourism … December 23, 2011
International tourists to hit 1.8 billion by 2030

International tourists to hit 1.8 billion by 2030

International tourist arrivals are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to the newly-released UNWTO long-term forecast, Tourism Towards 2030. The report, presented on the occasion of the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, confirms … October 12, 2011
Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in … September 8, 2011
International tourism maintains momentum despite challenges

International tourism maintains momentum despite challenges

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.5% in the first four months of 2011, despite new challenges emerging since the beginning of the year. According to the latest issue of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, growth was … June 30, 2011
UNWTO presents overview of international tourism in 2010

UNWTO presents overview of international tourism in 2010

The 2011 edition of the UNWTO Tourism Highlights is now online. This overview of international tourism in 2010 includes key trends, the ranking of the world’s top tourism destinations, and an overview of international tourist arrivals and tourism receipts … June 29, 2011
Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt

Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt

As the leading foreign exchange earner and representing one in every seven jobs, tourism is a crucial factor in Egypt’s economic recovery, stressed the Prime Minister of Egypt, Essam Sharaf, during an official visit of the UN World Tourism Organization … May 31, 2011
Seychelles takes center stage at international conference on tourism

Seychelles takes center stage at international conference on tourism

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Glynn Burridge from the Print & Production Department of the Tourism Board arrived in Lusaka in Zambia on Sunday where they are representing the islands at the 5th IIPT African … May 15, 2011
International tourism: first results of 2011 confirm consolidation of growth

International tourism: first results of 2011 confirm consolidation of growth

International tourist arrivals grew by close to 5% during the first months of 2011, consolidating the 7% rebound registered in 2010. According to the April Interim Update of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, growth was … May 11, 2011
UNWTO activities at ITB 2011

UNWTO activities at ITB 2011

International tourism recovery is underway across the world. Sustaining this growth through innovation, while advancing social responsibility in the sector, is the objective at the heart of the activities and events organized by the UN World Tourism Organization … February 15, 2011
Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – tourism and economic growth

Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – tourism and economic growth

Senior representatives of the private sector, governments, and United Nations organizations will meet next March in the Principality of Andorra to analyze tourism and its key role in international economic growth and development at the Global Tourism … January 20, 2011
International tourism 2010: multi-speed recovery

International tourism 2010: multi-speed recovery

International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the advance release of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals were up by almost 7% to 935 million, following the 4% decline in 2009 … January 17, 2011
International tourism challenged by deteriorating world economy

International tourism challenged by deteriorating world economy

In 2008, international tourist arrivals reached 924 million, up 16 million over 2007, representing a growth of 2 percent. Tourism demand slowed significantly through the year under the influence of an extremely volatile world economy (financial crisis, … January 27, 2009
World   tourism exceeds expectations in 2007

World tourism exceeds expectations in 2007

The year 2007 exceeded the expectations for international tourism with arrivals reaching new record figures close to 900 million. The results confirm both the sustained growth path of the past years and the resilience of the sector regarding external … January 29, 2008



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