Foreign tourists have always come to Bavaria to explore its cities as well as health resorts. Last year, the Dutch were the most numerous group of visitors, but there was also an increase in the inflow from China and the Arabic world boosting substantially the Bavarian tourism sector.
Tourism in Luxemburg stabilized last year. Despite diverging rates of success depending on the sector and region, the tourism sector reported positive numbers for the year 2016, according to State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Francine Closener.
In 2016, tourism in Mexico reached a new record as to the number of foreign tourists as well as the amount of tourism revenue. The tourism data has increased by 20% during the four-year term of the current administration.
Tourism revenue in Montenegro increased to nearly 900 million euros in 2016, which was 100 million more than the year before.
Tourism in Portugal finished the year 2016 by welcoming almost 11 million visitors, an increase of 13% as compared to the previous year, crossing the 10 million visitor threshold for the first time, according to the preliminary data published by Statistics Portugal.
More than 3 million Russians are expected to travel to Turkey in 2017, according to experts. The outbound travel market is likely to grow again.
Tourism in Senegal reported positive numbers. In 2016, local authorities recorded 1.6 million tourists as compared to the 984 000 visitors in 2015.
Venice and Italy as a whole are suffering from uncontrolled flows of tourists. The municipalities benefit from growing tourism financially, but not in terms of cultural heritage. Italian urban, artistic and cultural heritage is on the verge of a collapse. Venice is the symbol of the critical situation. The collapse began here and now tourism is the biggest danger for the future of the city.
The year 2016 brought many visitors to the Alps and to the Danube. However, for the hoteliers not everything is rosy. The start of the winter season was somewhat weak for Austria’s tourism.
President Donald Trump plans to fight the problem of birth tourism. According to drafts of the President’s orders, as obtained by the media, the White House wants to oblige the Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State to report on measures that they are taking to deal with this phenomenon. Earlier, Trump repeatedly spoke about the issue. The president said that the so-called right of land, guaranteeing citizenship to all children born in the US, should be abolished.