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29% of services exports Tourism, key to development, prosperity and well-being • An ever increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning tourism into a key driver of socio-economic progress through export revenues, the creation of jobs and enterprises, and infrastructure development. • Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world. Many new destinations have emerged in addition to the traditional favourites of Europe and North America. • Despite occasional shocks, international tourist arrivals have shown virtually uninterrupted growth – from 25 million in 1950 to 278 million in 1980, 528 million in 1995, and 1087 million in 2013. Long-term outlook • International tourist arrivals worldwide are expected to increase by 3.3% a year from 2010 to 2030 to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, according to UNWTO’s long term forecast Tourism Towards 2030 . • Between 2010 and 2030, arrivals in emerging destinations (+4.4% a year) are expected to increase at twice the rate of those in advanced economies (+2.2% a year). • The market share of emerging economies increased from 30% in 1980 to 47% in 2013, and is expected to reach 57% by 2030, equivalent to over 1 billion international tourist arrivals. Tourism in the world: key °gures 2 UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2014 Edition
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ita: 168 million (15%) iTr: 229 US$ bn (20%) ita: 563 million (52%) iTr: 489 US$ bn (42%) ita: 56 million (5%) iTr: 34 US$ bn (3%) ita: 248 million (23%) itr: 359 US$ bn (31%) ita: 52 million (5%) iTr: 47 US$ bn (4%) africa EUROPE asia pacific middle east International tourism receipts (ITR): US$ 1159 billion International tourist arrivals (ITA): 1087 million international tourism 2013 International tourism in 2013 - key trends and outlook • International tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) grew by 5% worldwide in 2013, reaching a record 1087 million arrivals, after topping the 1 billion mark in 2012. • Asia and the Pacific recorded the strongest growth with a 6% increase in arrivals, followed by Europe and Africa (both +5%). • In the Americas, international arrivals grew by 3%, while in the Middle East they were flat. • International tourism receipts reached US$ 1159 billion worldwide in 2013, up from US$ 1078 billion in 2012. • With a 5% increase in real terms, the growth in international tourism receipts equalled the growth in arrivals. • China has consolidated its position as the number one tourism source market in the world, spending US$ 129 billion on international tourism. • Forecasts prepared by UNWTO in January 2014 point to growth of 4% to 4.5% in international tourist arrivals in 2014 – above The Tourism Towards 2030 long-term forecast of 3.3% a year. • By UNWTO region, prospects for 2014 are strongest for Asia and the Pacific (5% to 6%), followed by Africa (4% to 6%).
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