World tourism set to improve in 2010

24 February 2010

Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, has said the outlook for world tourism is 'slightly brighter' than a few months ago as the worst of the economic downturn appears to be over, Reuters has reported. The organization projects a growth of 3% to 4% in international tourist arrivals in 2010. 'Asia is expected to continue showing the strongest rebound, while Europe and the Americas are likely to recover at a more moderate pace,; Rifai said, adding that growth was also expected to return to the Middle East and Africa.

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