WORLD TOURISM ORGANISATION EXPERTS GIVE A POSITIVE SPIN TO MEA TOURISM FOR 2018

With tourism showing a strong positive trend in 2017 in both Africa and the Middle East, UNWTO experts are also giving a very positive outlook for the current period.

World Tourism Organisation experts in Africa rated the year with a positive score of 150, 9 points* above their prospects expressed at the beginning of the year (141) and in line with the positive results recorded in many destinations in both North Africa and Subsaharan Africa.
Ratings for the Middle East have fluctuated in recent years due to the volatility of the region, but reached 136 in 2017, their highest since 2010, in line with the prospects at the beginning of the year. This is a reflection of the sustained growth in most destinations and a strong recovery in others.