the tourism industry has been growing immensely. In fact, in 2018 the international tourist arrivals grew by 5% reaching the 1.4 billion mark - two years earlier than the World Tourism Organization expected. Moreover, the total export earnings from international tourism grew by 4% last year.
Some regions grow faster than the others of course; some do not use their full potential. Like the African continent lacking investments and security. The Markets supplement focuses on this very region.
Now, Portugal is a different story with its growing tourism numbers. Yet, various critics point out the extensive pollution produced by air transport and cruise ships. To learn more, open the Destination part.
Medical tourism sector has been steadily growing for years. Discover more in the Sectors supplement. But first of all, open the Development part focusing this time on the incredible advancements of technology and its use in the tourism sector.
Enjoy the issue!
Tourism Review Team