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International tourist arrivals reach 1.4b two years ahead of forecasts - Nigerian Frank News
International tourist arrivals grew 6 percent in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation, (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead. UNWTO estimates that worldwide international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased 6percent to 1.4 billion in 2018, clearly above the 3.7percent growth registered in the global economy. In relative terms, the Middle East (+10percent…