UNWTO Barometer: International arrivals continue to rise

first_imgConfidence in the global tourism performance began to rise again after a slowdown in late 2018, according to the latest UNWTO confidence index survey. Projections for the current period from May to August are more positive than in the previous three periods and more than half of the respondents expect better results in the next four months. International arrivals are still up 4% in the first quarter of 2019, according to data from the new UNWTO Barometer. The total export of international tourism in 2018 amounts to 1,7 trillion dollars Total export revenues from international tourism in 2018 reached $ 1,7 trillion, averaging about $ 5 billion a day. International tourist arrivals (overnight stays) increased by 4% in the period January-March 2019 compared to the same period last year, but iapk data are below the average growth of 6% in the last two years. Growth was led by the Middle East (+ 8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+ 6%), followed by Europe and Africa (+ 4%) and the United States (+ 3%). International tourism (passenger and passenger transport) accounts for 29% of world exports of services and 7% of total exports of goods and services.last_img

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