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29 Sep 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first half of 2016
Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this first half of 2016, receiving 9% more international arrivals, the highest growth across world regions. In the Americas, international arrivals...
19 Jul 16
Press Release
International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016
Destinations worldwide received 348 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2016, some 18 million more than the same period last year (+5.3%). This follows an...
06 May 16
Press Release
Exports from international tourism rise 4% in 2015
Income generated by international visitors on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,232 billion (euro 1,110 billion) in 2015,...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
29 Oct 15
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% driven by strong results in Europe
Europe, the world’s most visited regional destination, recorded a robust 5% increase in international tourist arrivals, the highest across all regions and a notable result for a rather mature region...
20 Oct 15
Press Release
On World Statistics Day, UNWTO calls for more and better tourism data
Under the theme “Better Data. Better Lives,” the UN World Statistics Day is celebrated to raise awareness of how official statistics help decision makers develop informed policies that impact...