International tourism up 4% in first half of 2019

locations international received 671 million global visitor arrivals between January and June 2019 global traveller arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same length last year, in step with the trendy UNWTO international Tourism Barometer posted beforehand of the 23rd global Tourism employer fashionable assembly. growth became led by way of the middle East (+eight%) and Asia and the Pacific (+6%). global arrivals in Europe grew 4%, at the same time as Africa (+three%) and the Americas (+2%) loved more moderate increase. locations worldwide acquired 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, nearly 30 million extra than inside the same duration of 2018 and a continuation of the boom recorded final year.

increase in arrivals is returning to its historical fashion and is in keeping with UNWTO's forecast of 3% to four% growth in global visitor arrivals for the overall yr 2019, as reported within the January Barometer. to date, the drivers of these consequences had been a robust economic system, low-priced air travel, expanded air connectivity and better visa facilitation. but, weaker financial indicators, extended uncertainty approximately Brexit, alternate and technological tensions and growing geopolitical demanding situations, have commenced to take a toll on enterprise and patron self belief, as meditated in a greater careful UNWTO self belief Index.