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May
23
2012

International tourism industry resisting economic woes

International tourism industry resisting economic woes The international tourism industry is resisting most of the problems presented by the global economic crisis, according to figures released by the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The organisation reported that Europe recorded 671 million international arrivals between the period of January and August in 2011, a 4.5 percent increase on the same period in 2010, whilst there has been an increase in international tourists to around 88 countries in March 2012, whilst only 15 reported a decline in tourist influx.

Online marketing manager at Holiday Hypermarket Callum MacDonald said: ‘Despite economic difficulties in Eurozone countries, the travel industry has not only survived 2011 but international arrivals actually increased. Looking forward to holidays in Turkey or holidays in Cyprus in summer seems to be one of the best ways for people to get through tougher times.’

Turkey is one of the countries that seems to be impervious to the ongoing financial problems and boasts a wide range of stunning beaches and beautiful resorts that continue to attract those looking at enjoying their singles holidays to the area.

Image credit: Robin & Bazylek