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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
New Record in Tourism
This year, the number of tourists worldwide has established a new record, reaching a total of 842 million, 4.5% more than in 2005. The highest increase (8%) was reported on the African continent, the area being one of the most dynamic regions in what travel and tourism are concerned.

The growth exceeded World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expectations for 2006, which were for a 4.1% increase. UNWTO expects a 4% increase for 2007. Will the estimation be exceeded again?

Via Wall-Street.

Update

More details on TravelDaylyNews. This is my favorite part:

"Travellers are better informed and have become more adept at weighing their options and now include security factors as just another consideration among others when choosing their destinations." I would be happy with Romanian tourists becoming better informed and choosing wisely in 2007.

Tags: Travel, Tourism, UNWTO

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posted by Alina @ 2:07 PM  
4 Comments:
  • At 1/30/2007 2:30 PM, Anonymous NetBoy said…

    I'm sure it will... Unless some war of biblical proportions should arise... (wich can not yet be overruled)... People are spending more and more on tourism and the conomy is encouraging the individual to travel, discover himself, the world and distant cultures, it's part of the business culture now, globalisation. And it's good for us and our employers, too.

     
  • At 1/30/2007 2:44 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    NetBoy, this is all true. However, the past few years have signaled a halt in explosive growths. That is why the estimations being exceeded is a surprise.

     
  • At 1/31/2007 1:48 AM, Blogger Fyurien said…

    Well you know the expression "The grass is always greener on the other side."

    So now poeple are traveling more to check out this supposed "greener" grass. The greener the grass, the higher the tourism.

    Makes sense to me! (I need sleep)

    =D

     
  • At 1/31/2007 6:54 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Well, yes for some it might work like that. For others, just the fact the grass is different :)

     
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