Definitions and Trends in International Tourism

  • François Vellas
  • Lionel Bécherel


International tourism flows produce some of the most dynamic economic exchanges that occur between countries. Between 1970 and 1993, international arrivals more than trebled from 165 million to 500 million. Over the same period, international tourism receipts experienced an 18-fold increase, passing from US$17.9 billion to US$324 billion annually.


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Further Reading

  1. WTO. World Tourism Data. Madrid, 1993–4.Google Scholar
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  5. WTO. Tourism Forecasting Madrid, 1981.Google Scholar

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© François Vellas and Lionel Bécherel 1995

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  • François Vellas
  • Lionel Bécherel

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