Around 1.2 billion tourists traveled globally in 2016

Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hands touching a globeAround 58 million tourists visited Africa in 2016, according to a report by the UNWTO. Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary-General said that this was indeed a great recovery for the continent after two years, when it suffered the setback of Ebola virus outbreak and terrorist attacks.

 

To quote Rifai, “Tourism has shown extraordinary strength and resilience in recent years, despite many challenges, particularly those related to safety and security.” He added, “The Americas and the Middle East maintained the set momentum but showed mixed results across different locations, thereby scoring a (+2%) and (-4%), respectively.”

 

Throughout the world, more than 1.2 billion people visited various destinations, while 6 billion people traveled within their borders. Hence, the domestic travel sector had a steady growth. Rifai said that the strong growth in international arrivals maintained a steady upward trajectory, marking a 3.9% growth. Hence, 2016 was the 7th consecutive year of sustained growth after the 2009 global economic crisis which affected the travel sector.

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