1 Billion International Tourists predicted in 2012

News Date: miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

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Marbella and the Costa del Sol rentals had a great year in 2011 with cheap Spanish holiday lets, and cheap flights enticing more and more visitors for a taste of some Spanish sun. Find out how Spain's tourist industry is thriving despite the climate and how 2012 is set to be even better!

The World Tourism Organisation (WTO), reported that there were 980 million International tourists in 2011, that’s 4% more than 2011, suggesting that figures will reach one billion this year if figures continue to increase at the same level.

In spite of the financial difficulties faced by all sectors in 2011, Efe Rifai – the secretary general of the WTO, reported in a recent interview with Spanish News Agency that 2011 was ‘a good year’ for tourism.

The big increase although predicted by the WTO, was slightly below their initial forecast of 5% but with the new predictions for 2012 Rifai hopes to amalgamate the figures for the previous two years, with a climb of 3%, which would be a 7% increase over 2010.

Europe topped the growth charts overall, with Greece at 14%, Ireland at 13% Portugal at 10% and Spain increasing an already successful tourism industry by a massive 8%.

Due to these increased numbers, effects on tourist destinations global ranking will not be effected substantially and Spain will remain in 4th place. Possible movements if any, will be in tourist areas such as Brazil, Russia and China,

Revenue in Spanish tourism is clearly very valuable in terms of economic growth and job creation and this surge has been massively important for the country.

Spanish Rental and Property News by TheSaraService.com News Desk

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