China fore­cast to over­take France as top des­ti­na­tion

Times Colonist - - Travel -

LON­DON — A lead­ing travel re­search firm is pre­dict­ing there will be 1.4 bil­lion trips made in 2018, up five per cent from last year.

Euromon­i­tor In­ter­na­tional said that stronger than an­tic­i­pated growth in many ma­jor economies will mean that re­ceipts in the tourism in­dus­try will rise by an even stronger 11 per cent.

Much of the con­tin­ued boom in travel is cen­tred in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion, where trips are ex­pected to grow by 10 per cent this year. Coun­tries such as Egypt, Tu­nisia and Turkey, which have seen sharp falls in tourist num­bers over the past few years largely linked to se­cu­rity con­cerns, are also re­cov­er­ing.

Euromon­i­tor is also pre­dict­ing 2.4 bil­lion in­ter­na­tional trips by 2030, by which time China will have over­taken France to be the world’s No. 1 des­ti­na­tion.

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