Dutch tourism growth witnesses stronger growth than other nations

Published on : Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kingdom of the NetherlandsThe number of foreign travellers arriving in Netherlands had increased by 5.5% to over 15.8 million last year as per a report published by Statistics Netherlands and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).


The tourism growth is stronger in the Netherlands that is a majority of the other European nations.


Tourism across the world increased by an average of 4.8% per year since 2008. Last year the number of visitors across the globe grew by 3.9% to more than 1.2 billion. Africa, Asia and Oceania are especially benefitting from the growth while the growth of Europe was more variable.


In the year 2016 the number of visitors in entire Europe had risen by an average of 2.4%.


Northern Europe witnessed the largest growth at 6.1% followed by Central and Eastern Europe with 3.7%. In the Western European region tourism did not increase last year.


The Netherlands indicated a positive peak in tourism in Western Europe.


The number of tourists in the Netherlands had increased by nearly 5.5%. The tourism sector of this part of the world also rose at a faster rate as compared to other countries of the European Union and the world in 2014 and 2015 as per the institutions. At 76% the lion’s share of foreign tourists in the Netherlands are sourced from Europe.


Non European tourists visiting their country generally come from the Americas and comprise 9.2% of the total number of tourists arriving here.


Tourism in the Netherlands and also internationally continues its growth in 2017.


In the initial eight months of this year international tourism grew by about 6.6% as compared to the same period in 2016. In Netherlands tourism increased by 13.1% to touch 12.4% million foreign tourists in the same period.


Tourism is actually the third largest export product in the world after fuel and chemical products.


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