World tourism grows 4% in 2015

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Data from the World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO), is continuing to show the success of a healthy worldwide industry. International tourism keeps on growing, despite the setbacks, which whilst isolatedly dramatic, have had less impact on the sector on a global level.

According to the report presented in October this year, the number of international arrivals increased in the first 8 months of 2015 by 4.3%, in regards to the same period in 2014. In absolute terms, 810 million people spent at least one night away from their place of residence during this time, 33 million more than last year.

The increase has occurred mainly in Europe, thanks to the weakness of the Euro and some economic recovery. To read the complete report, please click here.