Japan National Tourism Organisation stated Japan received some 6.79 million tourists in 2008 making it the world's 33rd most frequently visited country in 2009 (Nikkei, 28-Nov-2010). Japan ranked 29th in 2008 with the decline in 2009 linked primarily with the yen's appreciation against other major currencies and the outbreak of a new type of swine flu, according to the JNTO. The number of cross-border tourists worldwide declined 4.2% year-on-year in 2009 to 880 million. France received the largest number of cross-border tourists at 74.2 million.
Japan receives 6.8 million tourists in 2008; world tourism declined 4.2% in 2009
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The data indicate that total worldwide deliveries fell in 2016, the first such decline for six years, as a result of delays to new aircraft programmes. Boeing delivered more aircraft than Airbus for the fifth straight year, but its deliveries fell short of its 2015 level, while Airbus increased its numbers year-on-year. Total deliveries will likely rise again in 2017, but this may prove to be a peak year.
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