Latest figures from the UNWTO show that international tourism around the world grew by 3.6% in 2015, faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share to 7% of world exports.

International tourist arrivals increased by 4.4% , at 1,184 million, helping stimulate economic growth, exports and jobs worldwide.

As a worldwide export category, tourism ranks third (after fuels and chemicals, and ahead of food and automotive products), ranked first in many developing countries.

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