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  • Since the 1950s,

  • the number of people going on holiday has soared.

  • The global tourism industry is booming.

  • In 2017, it generated eight trillion dollars

  • to the economy,

  • and accounts for 10% of employment worldwide.

  • Americans used to be the biggest movers in the industry.

  • Now it's the Chinese.

  • Last year, more Chinese people traveled

  • and spent more money doing so

  • than any other nationality.

  • As middle classes get wealthier

  • across emerging market countries,

  • so too do their travel budgets.

  • The number of Indian travelers is on the up

  • with countries such as Jordan, Australia and Israel

  • making it easier for Indians to get visas.

  • Although only seven percent of Chinese citizens

  • own a passport,

  • by 2030, Chinese trips will account

  • for around a quarter of international tourism.

  • Thailand is the top international destination

  • for Chinese travelers.

  • Mexico is the number one choice

  • for residents of the United States,

  • but Europeans tend to stay in Europe.

  • Around 90% of nights spent by tourists in the E.U.

  • are by European residents.

  • Europe is the most visited continent,

  • and France, the most visited country in the world.

  • Tuvalu, the small island nation

  • in the South Pacific, the least.

  • This is because it is so far away

  • from the rest of the world.

  • Tourism is increasing in most areas in the world except one.

  • Travel bans on people from Muslim countries,

  • more visa checks and the stronger dollar

  • have made the United States

  • a less attractive destination for visitors.

Since the 1950s,


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変わりゆく観光の顔|エコノミスト (The changing face of tourism | The Economist)

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    April Lu   に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日