Mediterranean witnesses a major increase in tourism arrival by 4.5 percent in 2017/2018

Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

indexThe European Tourism Commission or ETC witnessed a rise of 4.1% in terms of incoming tourism in Europe in 2017. It shows possibilities for additional growth of 4% in 2018. As per ETC’s research for Q2 2017, early indicators show at another year of fast growth for European tourism destinations. Even though the consequences are not yet pinpointing of the full-year performance, they are in line with the healthy trajectory seen at the beginning of this year.

The demand of tourism from intra-regional markets remains vital for impending growth. Nonetheless, awareness of security all across Europe will carry on driving displaced travel and shows the possibility to sluggish the expansion rate in the region. In the Mediterranean, for 2017 the calculation shows an increase of 4.5% in 2017 and 4.6% in 2018, in comparison to only 1.2% in last year due to volatility in the region. In 2017, the average in Europe for inbound tourism is 4.1% and 4% in 2018. In majority of the destinations, important rise have been recorded in most destinations as 28 of the 30 European destinations have witnessed an increase in the number of overseas visitors. As a result of the tourist performance of the countries of Europe since the initial months of this year, Iceland (+ 56%) has the major growth as its tourism does not show signs of slowing down.


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