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A deep dive into Japan’s record-setting tourism figures

A deep dive into Japan's record-setting tourism figures

TOKYO — Japan’s tourism bonanza shows no signs of abating. The country welcomed a record 28.6 million visitors from abroad in 2017, an increase of 19.3% on the year. Travelers also spent significantly more: 4.4 trillion yen ($39.68 billion), up 17.8%. So where are all of these people coming from? ...

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Stats: 2017 Tourism Growth Was Strongest in 7 Years

Stats: 2017 Tourism Growth Was Strongest in 7 Years

Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) worldwide increased 7 percent in 2017, according to a new report released by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This is well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4 percent or ...

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Global tourism surges +7% to 1.32bn in 2017, says UNWTO

Global tourism surges +7% to 1.32bn in 2017, says UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew by a ‘remarkable’ +7% in 2017 reaching 1.32bn –  the strongest results seen in seven years, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  Its latest World Tourism Barometer reveals that the growth was led by Europe’s Mediterranean destinations, generating +8% more international arrivals than ...

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Tourists would rather go to Europe than the US

Tourists would rather go to Europe than the US

International travel grew by 7 percent in 2017, reports the UN World Tourism Organization, but most of those tourists would rather go to Europe than the Americas. The UN’s preliminary data found that in 2017, Spain overtook the US as the second most-visited tourist destination. France once again nabbed the ...

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