International tourist arrivals grew by seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%.
Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) worldwide increased 7% in 2017. This is well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher growth since 2010 and represents the strongest results in seven years.
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