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Early 2013 Tourism Numbers From Countries, States and Cities Across the Globe

Jan 01, 2014 3:21 pm

José Manuel Ríos Valiente  / Flickr

Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, filled with tourists. José Manuel Ríos Valiente / Flickr


2013, when all the numbers come in, will turn out to have a been good year for the global tourism economy, that much we know. 2012 was the first year global tourist traffic crossed the one billion mark, and 2013 will be better as most economies across the world are in  better shape now than they were a year ago.

Usually the World Travel and Tourism Council or UNWTO does the global count of yearly tourism numbers from across the world, but those numbers generally come out a few months after the fact.

We’ve decided to get a jump on the WTTC, and compile our own numbers based on news reports about tourism arrivals from various countries, states, and cities across the world.

So here it goes. It is still very early in 2014 hence only a few regions have started reporting on their 2013 numbers. This list below will expand, change, and update into the days and weeks of 2014.

Ping us or comment below if you have know any region we should add, as well as any discrepancies you see.

Countries/States/Cities
2013 Tourists
2012
Percentage Change
Future Projections
Source
South Korea12 MillionNA9.1 %NAKorea Herald
Montana, USA11 Million10.8 Million2.2 %NABozeman Daily Chronicle
Jamaica2 Million1.8 Million11 %NATravel Weekly
Indonesia8.63 Million8.04 Million7.33 %9.2 Million (2014)Bernama
Greece17.7 Million11.3 MillionNANAANSAMed
Bali, Indonesia3.18 Million2.89 Million10 %3.5 Million (2014)Jakarta Post
Ireland7 Million6.5 Million7.7 %NATheJournal.ie
Thailand26.72 MillionNA13.29 %30.27 Million (2014)Thai Dept of Tourism
New York City54.3 Million52.7 Million3 %55 Million (2014)NYC & Company
New Orleans9.1 MillionNANA13 Million (2018)BayouBuzz
Taiwan8.02 Million7.3 Million9.86 %NAFocusTaiwan
Vatican6.6 Million2.3 Million186 %NAReuters
Guam1.3 millionNA2.1 %NAKuam News
Maldives1.2 MillionNANANAMaldives Tourism
Seychelles230,272208,03410.68 %NATravelDailyMedia
India6.84 Million6.65 Million4 %NABusiness Standard
Myanmar/Burma2.04 Million1.06 million92.5 %3 Million (2014)Irrawaddy.org
Vietnam7.57 Million6.85 Million10.51 %8 Million (2014)TravelDailyMedia

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