• 4 emerging countries, including Saudi Arabia leads the global tourism expenditure



    460 million tourists Raises the peak season in August
    4 emerging countries, including Saudi Arabia leads the global tourism expenditure


    A report released Wednesday on the continued growth of tourism spending in emerging markets, led by countries like China and the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, India, for recovery of tourism demand in developed markets with the gradual improvement of the economic situation in Italy and Australia and South Korea, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The report of the world tourism barometers ', published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and issued on arrival more than 460 million international tourists in the current peak season, noting that international tourism demand remained strong in the first four months of 2014.
    While the report does not specify specific spending figures indicated that the number of international tourist trips rose by 5 per cent, the same increase in 2013, the prospects for the current peak tourist season has been very positive. Several indicators suggest that the peak of the summer tourism season in the northern hemisphere will be strong, so expect to travel more than 460 million tourists outside their own countries in the period may-August (July-August) from 2014, an average of 41 per cent of all registered international tourist trips in one year. Confidence has been strengthened, particularly within the private sector, and improved more than before in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The analytical report stated that tourism places in different parts of the world will receive some 317 million international tourists who live in the countries they are visiting between January and April, more than 14 million tourists over the same period from 2013.
    This increase of 5 per cent boost already strong increase was recorded in 2013 (5 per cent), the highest degree of significant long-term trend which predicted World Tourism Organization for the period from 2010 to 2020 (which is at 3.8 per cent). Growth was broadly distributed among almost all the sub regions recorded increases in the number of international tourists by 4 percent or more. By region, the strongest growth was in Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, both at 6 percent, followed by Europe and Africa, both at 5 per cent. According to sub regions, the better performance of Northern Europe, southern Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa, South Asia and all ratios above 8 percent.
    Taleb Rifai, Said the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper London-based yesterday, encouraging start in 2014, and the mood in the sector, raise high expectations regarding the current peak tourist season, which is useful for many tourist places in developed and emerging markets. The growth rate of 5 per cent in the number of international tourists who crossed the border in the first months of this year is another sign of the impact of the increase in public support for the private sector, along with the awesome power of tourism companies to adapt to changing markets. ' The Asia-Pacific region also increased, up 6 per cent of the growth in tourism in recent years has been at the forefront of South Asia, with a growth rate of 8 per cent, and North-East Asia by 7 per cent. As well as growth in the Americas by 6 per cent, as all four sub regions significant improvement compared to the year 2013.
    Europe has maintained the most visited status by tourists in the world, the strength they demonstrated in 2013, with the number of international tourists by 5 percent until April, and was in the vanguard of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean region in southern Europe, an increase of 8 per cent. The number of international tourists to Africa by 5 per cent, while enhancing recovery than before in North Africa by 8 per cent. It is estimated that the number of international tourists to the Middle East will be reduced by 4 per cent, although caution in this number, as it is based on the limited data available on the zone.

    And encouraging data about international air travel bookings from corporate information such as booking during the said period increased by 8 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year, while maintaining the power of travel within and outside areas. It was the highest growth in booking it in flight international source markets Asian markets in the Americas, followed by 8 per cent. For the full year of 2014, is expected to increase the number of international tourists grew by between 4 to 4.5 percent, which is just over the predicted by the World Tourism Organization in the long term, and amount of 3.8 per cent during the period from 2010 to 2020. 

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