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Interesting Statistics on Travel and Tourism in Italy
Published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 by

339100247_73fee9377b_mA new series of reports called The Future of Travel and Tourism in Italy might be too pricey ($1950) for even Italian travel¬†companies to purchase but some of the report’s general findings truly shed light on how popular travel to Italy is and how essential tourism is to Italy’s economy. Here are a few key takeways from the series synopsis:

  • Italy was ranked fifth by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in terms of inbound tourist arrivals and international tourist receipts.¬†
  • ¬†Europe continues to be the largest source of inbound tourists with 68.6 million arrivals in 2011, followed by North America with 3.4 million.
  • Italy is ranked 30th for its air transport infrastructure by the World Economic Forum, in its Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011.
  • The Italian hotel sector is the second biggest hotel network in the world. It is second only to the United States.

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