Iceland Tops European Tourism Report — The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Tops European Tourism Report

Published March 20, 2014

According to the European Travel Commission, Iceland had the highest growth in foreign visitors in Europe with an increase of 21% last year, reports Travel Daily News.

The ETC report, “European Tourism in 2013 – Trends & Prospects“, says confidence is growing in the tourism sector with 29 million more international visitors to Europe than in the previous year.

An unprecedented 60 million international tourists visited Spain (+6%) and tourism to Turkey (+10%) grew fast despite protests during the central months of the year.

The countries with the highest growth in foreign visitors however, were the smaller destinations.

Iceland with a 21% increase in foreign visits, followed by Latvia (+14%), Serbia (+13%), Greece (+12%), Slovakia and Malta (both +10%).

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