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Articles tagged “unwto”

Tourism

The Race to Save Petra From Its Own Success

Keeping the amazing heritage of Petra in good shape, and conserve it for future generations means playing a delicate balancing game with current demand for tourists to visit the unstable area.

The Race to Save Petra From Its Own Success

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Europe’s days as the leader of global tourism are numbered

European countries still dominate the top ten lists of most visited countries and most lucrative tourism markets, but their growth is among the lowest as Asia and the Pacific’s share of the global industry continues to skyrocket.

Europe’s days as the leader of global tourism are numbered

Tourism

Japan’s Mount Fuji likely to become a Heritage site, but worries abound about effects

The areas around Mount Fuji are already a very popular tourist attractions, and this will help boost tourism even more, though environmental concerns will play a big role in the future.

Japan’s Mount Fuji likely to become a Heritage site, but worries abound about effects

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Chinese are now the biggest spending tourists globally, for the first time

These numbers seem fantastical, but these are real and point to the tectonic shift going on globally in travel and trade. Increased travel spend from developing countries and decreased budgets in Europe points the way to future travel trends.

Chinese are now the biggest spending tourists globally, for the first time

Skift Originals

Relaxed visa rules allow tourism to grow in Asia and the Americas

It's no coincidence that a wave of eased visa restrictions ended in the same year in which more than one billion tourists crossed borders for the first time ever.

Relaxed visa rules allow tourism to grow in Asia and the Americas

Skift Originals

The billion plus tourists: 1.035 billion traveled globally in 2012

Large parts of the world were in turmoil in 2012, and yet the travel numbers keep growing amidst increasing globalization, trade, and travel from parts of the world that weren't used to so much not so long ago. The global locus of travel is moving away from the western hemisphere, that much is certain.

The billion plus tourists: 1.035 billion traveled globally in 2012

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Infographic: Where did the one billion tourists come from and where did they go?

Travel accounts for 9% of global GDP, one in every 12 jobs and up to 8% of the total exports of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the latter being key to lifting large swaths of the world out of poverty, and that's what UNWTO is pushing.

Infographic: Where did the one billion tourists come from and where did they go?

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Will you be the billionth tourist to cross international lines on Dec. 13 this year?

As the huge Chinese, Indian, and other emerging middle classes spred worldwide, these numbers will only increase, with giant infrastructural, developmental, and policy issues in their wake.

Will you be the billionth tourist to cross international lines on Dec. 13 this year?

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UNWTO is happy with 2012 international tourism growth at 4 percent, but warns of slowdown next year

Some conflicting numbers here: UNWTO says Tunisia recovering well, while local reports and numbers say otherwise. Either way, a turbulent year ahead with all gobal changes.

Tourism

Gastronomy and the hunt for authentic experiences: the future of food tourism

Food tourism has the potential to be the next big growth market as the hunger for more authentic and local experiences among tourists rise.