The UN explains extraordinary growth in European tourism 2017

Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

European tourismAs per the recent figures published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, European tourism will bounce back. The record shows that arrival in terms of international visitors went up to 8 percent in the first half of this year.

Between the months of January and June 2017, Europe’s twenty eight nations received over 231 million overseas visitors; 17 million more than the 214 million had visited the continent same time in 2016.

To note, Spain recorded the maximum growth at 12 percent respectively. It was followed by the United Kingdom (+11 percent), France (+8 percent), Germany (+4 percent) and Italy (+3 percent) respectively.

According to the market specialists, this performance is regarded as “extraordinary” keeping in mind the development of majority of the destinations and their large base volume.

“This growth follows a modest 2 percent increase in 2016 and reflects a clear rebound in destinations that suffered decreases in previous years, such as Turkey, France and Belgium,” reads the report.

International tourism at the global scale, showed their most powerful half-year results ever since 2010, with a predictable 598 million overseas visitors traveling the world in the first quarter of 2017; this shows a six percent growth, or 36 million more tourists.

Worldwide the increase was witnessed to be the highest in the Middle East (+9 percent), followed by Europe (+8 percent), Africa (+8 percent), Asia and the Pacific (+6 percent), and the Americas (+3 percent) respectively.


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