2011 First Half Brings Cheer to International Tourism

It is the turn of international tourism that is growing in leaps and bounds. As it grows by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, the current statistics show that a new record of 440 million arrivals is here to escalate more.

Taking results into consideration we find that in spite of multiple challenges, it is heartening to note that international tourism is consolidating in growth. It has grown substantially compared to 2010.

As per the general rule, advanced economies grow faster than expected. As far as international tourist arrivals are concerned, it has grown in estimation by 4.5% in the first half of 2011.

Taking into consideration the growth in advanced economies, we find that it has shown +4.3% and is still maintaining high growth with emerging economies standing at +4.8%. India tours falls in these emerging economies category.

However, there is decreasing trend as well. Taking into consideration the Middle East and North Africa, we find that there is a slight slowdown in the growth of numerous destinations falling in this area. It was however very strong in the previous year i.e. in 2010.

In fact, taking into consideration the trend into consideration we find that all world (sub) regions showed positive trends only barring the regions of Middle East and North Africa.

What’s more, Indian Tourism is growing in leaps and bounds with millions coming from every nook and corner of the world to the vicinities of India. Interestingly, there are results that show destinations such as Egypt, Japan, and Tunisia witnessing considerable declines.