World Tourism News
MOSKWA, 23 Aug RIA News/Prium. The experts of the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) believe that, despite global economic and political shocks, the world travel and tourism market will grow by 3.1 per cent in 2016 compared with the previous year, the Association of Russian Tour Operators (ATOR) reports on Tuesday."Despite terrorist threats, political shocks, global economic events and Brexit, the market for travel and tourism will grow by 3.1% in 2016. That means that Tourism dynamics will be higher than the growth of the world economy, which is expected at 2.3%. That's what the World Tourism and Travel Council predicts, which is the message.
For example, even in view of the impact of the decision to withdraw from the EU, the British tourism sector will have a better impact - growth of 3.6 per cent. The projected decrease of 3 per cent in coming travel will be offset by increased costs from international travellers as a result of favourable exchange rates of major currencies to the fountu sterling.
However, while the global trend in tourism flows remains positive, the forecast for some countries has deteriorated since the Council ' s last forecast in March of this year. " Thus, the direct contribution of the travel sector to France ' s GDP continues to grow, but experts have reduced the momentum from 2.9 per cent to 1.1 per cent. This was due to the negative impact of recent incidents in the country, particularly the terrorist atrocities in Nitzza, and the experts noted.Turkey ' s position will be significantly weakened. Owing to the flow of terrorist acts, the diplomatic dispute with Russia, the failure of a coup d ' état and the proximity to the Syrian conflict, the number of trips and the direct contribution of tourism to Turkey ' s GDP will decrease more than expected in early 2016. The number of trips is expected to decrease by 3.2 per cent instead of 0.2 per cent.