Revealing the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations for 2017
Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017
UNWTO has released its latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer figures and it has come up with some interesting cross-border tourism stats.
The figures shows that destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four months of 2017 – which is a huge leap, 21 million to be precise in terms of the same period in 2016.
The results are surprising which highlighted the fastest growing tourists destinations of 2017, based on the international arrivals.
Countries such as Egypt and Tunisia, despite the socio-political turbulence in the scenarios have seen a higher graph in the tourism numbers. Along with Iceland and Vietnam, Mongolia is also emerging as one of the most prominent tourism destinations.
- Palestinian territories: up 57.8%. (400,000 visitors in 2016).
- Egypt: up 51%. (5.26 million visitors in 2016).
- Northern Mariana Islands: up 37.3%. (531,000 visitors in 2016).
- Iceland: up 34.9%. (1.79 million visitors in 2016).
- Tunisia: up 32.5%. (5.7 million visitors in 2016).
- Vietnam: up 31.2%. (10 million visitors in 2016).
- Uruguay: up 30.2%. (3 million visitors in 2016).
- Nicaragua: up 28.4%. (1.5 million visitors in 2016).
- Mongolia: up 28.3%. (404,000 visitors in 2016).
- Israel: up 25.1%. (2.9 million visitors in 2016).
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