Global travel and tourism is expected to grow by 3.1% this year even in the face of terrorism, political change and Brexit, outpacing global economic growth, according to latest projections by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The UK is expected to hold up well with growth of 3.6%, with incoming and domestic tourist number expected to rise. However, the forecast for France has been reduced to 1.1%, due in part to the recent terrorist incidents in the country, while the contribution to GDP of travel and tourism in Turkey has been further reduced to -3.2% and the sector is expected to contract in Brazil, despite the Olympics.

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