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Year after year, destinations are receiving more and more travellers whose motivation is to visit locations where famous series or movies were filmed.

In 2019, 1,5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded globally. A four percent increase on 2018 which is also forecast for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties.

Total tourism and leisure industry deals for December 2019 worth USD5,68 billion were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism has informed the coastal municipalities and communities of the launch of the grant scheme for beach planning and safety projects, with an emphasis on improving infrastructure for people with disabilities during the 2019-2020 period.

International tourist arrivals grew four percent from January to June (H1) of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly.

Buenos Aires has become the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), a pioneering initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) aimed at helping destinations manage tourism in a smart and sustainable manner.

The Oman Ministry of Tourism revealed that there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists who flocked to Dhofar during this year’s Salalah Khareef Festival, significantly boosting its ongoing efforts to position the Sultanate on the global tourism landscape by promoting the country as a popular international tourist destination.

Held in the Japanese ancient capital city of Kyoto, the annual Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KYOMAF), which will be held September 21 - 22, is an event that combines the fun and adoration of modern sub-culture with the appreciation and opportunities to experience Japan’s ancient traditions.

The GCC is gaining a stronger position to become a world-class global tourism hub backed by competitive advantages that attract international travellers looking for new tourism experiences, according to a report released by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey, revenue from tourism reached EUR186,6 million in April compared to EUR181,4 million in the corresponding month of 2018, recording an increase of 2,9 percent.