On World Tourism Day, September 27th, Europe has good news to report. Latest figures show that the summer tourism season was a success, and that many jobs in this sector are currently available.
At the time when most EU Member countries struggle with high unemployment and economic difficulties, and when European manufacturing sector suffers, good news come out of the tourism sector. According to the latest UNWTO figures, during the first half of 2013, international tourist arrivals in Europe grew by 5 % compared to last year, with best results recorded in Central and Eastern Europe (+ 9 %) and Southern and Mediterranean Europe (+ 6 %). Spain is still the most popular destination, followed by Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Greece and the UK, but eastern countries such as Lithuania, Slovakia and Latvia also recorded substantial growth.
Via Thomas-Penette Michel