Monday, 12 January 2015

Tourisms delights...

World tourist numbers pass 1 billion mark 

INTERNATIONAL tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with more than 1.1 billion international holidaymakers travelling the world in one single year.

During the first ten months of 2014, the number of international tourists grew by five percent according to the latest United Nations World Tourism Barometer.

By region, the strongest growth was registered in the Americas (up eight percent), followed by Asia and the Pacific (up five percent) and Europe (four percent growth). By sub-region, North America (up nine percent) and South Asia (up eight percent) were the star performers.
  • Good year for German tourism 
THE number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in Germany increased to 58.8 million for the period from January to September 2014 according to latest government figures.

Some 2.9 million extra nights, in accommodation establishments with ten or more beds, were registered compared to the same period last year, an overall increase of 5.1 per cent.

Poland for the first time among Germany’s top ten tourist markets. Unchanged, the Netherlands tops the list of top ten source markets by a wide margin. In second place, Switzerland generated above-average growth of 6.8 per cent, followed by the United States, up 4.8 per cent. The UK registered a 4.2 per cent growth.
  • 2014 boost for Tuscany tourism 
TOURISM in Tuscany is back to the record levels of 2011. More than 43 million tourists visited the Italian region this year, the second highest total ever.

‘Compared with 2013, this year there have been 209,000 more arrivals and 441,000 more overnight visitors,’ says Alberto Perruzzini, director of tourism at Toscana Promozione. ‘These numbers confirm that Tuscany is still very appealing.’
  • Britain’s top 10
THESE are Britain’s top ten cities for holidays, as determined by a poll of Daily Telegraph readers:

1. Edinburgh
2. London
3. York
4. Bath
5. Cambridge
6. Chester
7. Durham
8. Oxford
9. Liverpool
10. Norwich

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Picture Credit: "Americana Streets of New York (163638283)" by Steve Evans from Citizen of the World via Wikimedia Commons

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