Positano | Ph by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash
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UNWTO: Italy within the Top 5

8% international tourist incoming, according to UNWTO Barometer 2018 confirms the last years’ positive trend

Italy proves an increasing benchmark in the world tourism map. 2017 data, recently published on UNWTO’s Barometer in June 2018, give evidence of the latest trend up and set the Beautiful Country in the top five destinations of higher turnover.

In fact, Italy is number five of the global destinations for revenues up to US$44 billion. From the seventh up to the fifth position in the international tourism incoming list, with a good 8% increase.

Source: UNWTO World’s top Tourism Earners 2018
Source: UNWTO World’s top Tourism Earners 2018

Number one USA, with a total of US$ 211 billion (at a considerable distance in respect to other Countries), number 2 Spain, with 68, number 3 France with 61 and number 4 immediately previous to Italy, Thailand, with US$ 57 billion.

Source: UNWTO World’s Top Tourism Earners 2017
Source: UNWTO World’s Top Tourism Earners 2017

Instead, Italy is number four for growth rates: below Thailand at +13%, Spain at+10%, France at +9%, Italy ranks fourth at + 8%. More contained the USA, at just +2%.

Source: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer (June 2018)
Source: UNWTO World Tourism Barometer (June 2018)
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