The global tourist arrivals grew by 7.0 percent to 1,322 million in 2017 compared with 1,239 million in 2016, surpassing the growth rate of 3.9 percent recorded in the previous year. The performance was mainly associated to improved global economy. Growth was higher in Europe, particularly Germany. On the other hand, the Americas registered the lowest growth rate for two consecutive years since 2016. This is partly explained by the consequences of the outbreak of zika virus, particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America. Growth in Africa was 7.8 percent compared with 7.7 percent of 2016, hence exceeding the world average. Despite the higher growth, Africa’s market share of international tourist arrivals remained at the lowest, below 5.0 percent. This calls for enhanced promotion of Africa’s tourist destinations and packages.This report unveils the results of the 2017 Tanzania Tourism Sector Survey (TTSS), conducted jointly by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), Bank of Tanzania (BOT), National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),Immigration Services Department and the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism

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