International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Growth was led by the Middle East (+8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+6%). International arrivals in Europe grew 4%, while Africa (+3%) and the Americas (+2%) enjoyed more moderate growth.
Travel to and within the United States grew 3% year-over-year in August, according to the U.S. Travel Associations latest Travel Trends Index (TTI), marking the industrys 116th straight month of growth.
Research by CWT shows that business travelers feel that positives outweigh negatives at work (92%) and at home (82%) when traveling for business. Travelers from the Americas are the most enthusiastic at 94% and 86% respectively, followed by travelers from Asia Pacific at 93% and 84%, and Europe at 89% and 77%.
Priceline Generation Travel Index reveals that youngest travelers turn to social media for travel inspiration, but also stress over posting 'the perfect travel pic'