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The next few years will still be painful for these two tourism giants, and political and economic troubles that continue will not help the tourism economy.

Some more country data goodness, this time returning to WTTC for the health of tourism economies of two of the traditional giants of European and indeed the World tourism: Italy and Spain.

Both of these countries, like many others in Europe, had gone through the worst during the 2008-2009 recession, and came out on the other side in 2010, with better growth in 2011 when many of the tourism economy indicators staged a good recovery. But 2012 saw all of those gains slowing down again, as the European economic uncertainty continued, and 2013 looks to be the same.

The numbers


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