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

Italy

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SPAIN

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