UNWTO reports (17-Jan-2011) international tourist arrivals rose 7% year-on-year to 935 million in 2010. Details include:
- 2011 Forecast:
UNWTO: “Boosted by improved economic conditions worldwide, international tourism has recovered faster than expected from the impacts of the global financial crisis and economic recession of late 2008 and 2009. Following a year of global recovery in 2010, growth is expected to continue for the tourism sector in 2011 but at a slower pace. UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow at between 4% to 5% in 2011, a rate slightly above the long-term average,” Source: Company statement, 17-Jan-2011.