The earlier strong performance in Europe continued into the third quarter of 2016. Despite challenges including safety and security, most destinations across the region shared in the good summer growth in visitor numbers. One in three reporting destinations enjoyed double-digit growth in arrivals.
Entering the final part of the year, European tourism continues to grow strongly showing great resilience to economic woes, geopolitical tensions and threats of terrorism. ETC’s Outlook for the coming year remains positive with growth in arrivals forecasted to be 3% among ETC members.