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17 October 2011 11:21
International tourist arrivals are set to grow in the coming years, a report said
International tourist arrivals are set for a period of continued growth, according to UNWTO.
UNWTO's Tourism Towards 2030 report estimated that arrivals are set to reach 1.8 billion by 2030 on the back of sustained growth in coming years.
But it says the pace will be steadier than in previous decades, with the number of international arrivals worldwide increasing by an average 3.3% per annum.
The market is predicted to be swelled by an average 43 million extra tourists every year - suggesting there'll be plenty of new
travel insurance policies taken out.
If growth remains steady, arrivals will pass the one billion mark by 2012, according to the report.
UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai said: "The next 20 years will be of continued growth for the sector - a more moderate, responsible and inclusive growth.
"This growth offers immense possibilities as these can also be years of leadership, with tourism leading economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability."
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