UNWTO: strong recovery for international tourism in 2010

International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the Advance Release of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals were up by almost 7% to 935 million, following the 4% decline in 2009 – the year hardest hit by the global economic crisis. The vast majority of destinations worldwide posted positive figures, sufficient to offset recent losses or bring them close to this target. However, recovery came at different speeds and was primarily driven by emerging economies.Source: UNWTO press release of Jan. 17, 2011More information on 2010 International Tourism Results and Prospects for 2011 here>>.

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