Monday, June 25, 2012

World’s Top Tourism Destinations: Turkey climbs one place to sixth in the ranking

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) published the Tourism Highlights 2012 Edition bulletin recently and Turkey climbs one place to sixth in the ranking.

UNWTO Tourism Highlights is a World Tourism Organization publication, which aims to provide an overview of international tourism trends during the year prior to its date of publication. For individual countries and territories it reflects data as reported by national or international institutions up until June

The top 10 ranking by international tourist arrivals saw only a minor change in 2011. Turkey moved up one position to sixth place (with 29 million tourists) overtaking the United Kingdom. There were no changes in the top 10 ranking by tourism receipts. 

Turkey moved up one place to sixth in arrivals and is twelfth in receipts.

International Tourist Arrivals
1) France
2) United States
3) China 
4) Spain
5) Italy
6) Turkey
7) United Kingdom
8) Germany
9) Malaysia
10) Mexico 

If you want to download the UNWTO Tourism Highlights 2012 Edition, click here..


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