viernes, 24 de enero de 2014

International tourist behaviour - arrivals grew by 5% in 2013, reaching a record 1,087 million arrivals - UNWTO World Tourism Barometer 2014

World Tourism Organization 2014

"International tourism exceeds expectations with arrivals up by 52 million in 2013".

Demand for international tourism was strongest for destinations in Asia and the Pacific (+6%), Africa (+6%) and Europe (+5%). The leading sub-regions were South-East Asia (+10%), Central and Eastern Europe (+7%), Southern and Mediterranean Europe (+6%) and North Africa (+6%).

2013 was an excellent year for international tourism. The tourism sector has shown a remarkable capacity to adjust to the changing market conditions, fuelling growth and job creation around the world, despite the lingering economic and geopolitical challenges. Indeed, tourism has been among the few sectors generating positive news for many economies .

The positive results of 2013, and the expected global economic improvement in 2014, set the scene for another positive year for international tourism. Against this backdrop, UNWTO calls upon national governments to increasingly set up national strategies that support the sector and to deliver on their commitment to fair and sustainable growth.

Data source: 

UNWTO, World Tourism Organization
Secretary-General :Taleb Rifa
Barometer 2014, 01 Jan - Statistical Annex

domingo, 5 de enero de 2014

Northern Lights - Nordreisa, Troms, Norway.

Nordreisa - Troms, Land of Northern Lights. 

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Clip by Level 4  - Nordreisa,Norway

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Music Track: Thomas Bergersen - Promise