The international economic backdrop
Based on the UNWTO figures, 2014 symbolised the fifth consecutive year of robust growth in tourist arrivals since 2009. Arrivals reached 1,138 million or 4.7% growth compared to 2013. According to the same source, in 2014, all the regions experienced positive growth rate.
It is expected that in 2015, growth will range between 3 to 4 percent, which is within the UNWTO long term annual average forecast growth of 3.8% between 2010 and 2020.