International travel predicted to increase by more than 35% over the next six years to 2025

 Thursday, October 17, 2019 


International tourist arrival traffic grew by 6% last year to reach a total of 1.4 billion world tourists, as per the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.


International travel is predicted to increase by more than 35% over the next six years to 2025.


Two destinations in Thailand are being expected to see a prosperous future, according to the data. Majority of the growth is expected to be for Asian destinations, an under-visited resource for world tourism so far.


In Thailand, Phuket’s tourist traffic is poised to increase up to 85% in the next six years, from almost 12 million arrivals in 2018 to more than 22 million in 2025. Bangkok is predicted to see the 8th most fruitful increase in tourist traffic. Doha, the capital of Qatar, is set to explode with 104% increase in traffic over the next six years.


The data also predicts that both Bangkok and Phuket will bounce back big time in 2020, Phuket especially with a growth of around 20% for the next year.


By 2025, the data predicts that Bangkok will be the world’s #1 tourist destination. Bangkok will be followed by Singapore, Dubai, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur, making South East Asia the world’s emerging tourism hotspot.


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