UAE, one of the World’s Fastest Growing Tourism Hotspot in 2013

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A newly released report of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hasUAE, one of the World’s Fastest Growing Tourism Hotspot in 2013 included the United Arab Emirates on the Top 10 of world’s fastest growing tourism hot spots in 2013.
UAE, together with China, Japan, Russia, and Turkey reached 10.4% growth rate of international tourist arrivals in 2013, placing them as the best performing cities.
Dubai earned 17.1 % of total revenues for the first nine months of 2013 or AED15.33 billion ($4.16bn).
Meanwhile, Qatar (up 18 percent) and Kuwait (up 15 percent) were ranked about the best-emerging markets for growth in outbound expenditure.
At UNWTO’s World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals in 2013 raised 5% or 1,087 million arrivals.
In spite of global economic challenges, the outcome of global tourism was well above expectations, with an added 52M international tourists traveling the world in 2013.
For 2014, UNWTO said it forecasts 4-4.5 percent growth globally. “The affirmative outcome of 2013, and the anticipated worldwide economic improvement in 2014 placed the setting for another positive year for global tourism. Against this backdrop, UNWTO appeals to state governments to increasingly established national strategies that help the sector and to serve on their promise to fair and sustainable development”, UNWTO secretary general said.
A regular publication of the Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies Program of UNWTO, the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer is designed to monitor the short-term evolution of tourism and provide the sector with significant and timely information.