The number of international tourist arrivals in the world during the first half of 2019 rose 4%, according to the European media, citing the world tourism organization of the United Nations.
According to the Madrid-based UN agencies, the number of international arrivals from January to June in the world amounted to 671 million Is 30 million more than in the same period in 2018.
8% increase in the number of tourists in the Middle East, 6% in Asia and the Pacific region. In European countries for the first six months of this year arrived tourists, 4% more than in the same period in 2018.
The Department explained the increase in the number of tourists, “a strong economy, affordable air service, increased number of routes of air transport and significant simplification of visa regimes.”
However, the UN warned that “continued uncertainty” surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU, and trade tensions across the world can prevent the further growth of the global tourist arrivals.