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The new research reveals how the travel industry is developing within the fast-changing global economic and social environment.
European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the global economic outlook. Growth momentum was boosted by robust intra-European demand and improved air connectivity, notably from China.
A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula - has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.