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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."
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
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24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.