This Report examines the performance and economic role of international tourism sector in D-8 countries in the latest five-year period for which the data are available. After introduction, Chapter 2 of the Report looks at selected international tourism statistics from a global perspective to set the stage. Chapter 3 of the Report focuses on D-8 countries and assesses the state of the tourism sector in terms of tourist arrivals, tourism receipts, economic role of international tourism and intra D-8 tourism. Chapter 4 of the Report elaborates the concept of “Islamic Tourism”, as a new direction in the tourism sector in D-8 countries with a great potential for sustainable growth and significant contribution to the development of the overall tourism sector in these countries. Chapter 5 of the Report finally summarizes the challenges ahead of the tourism sector in D-8 countries and proposes some recommendations to serve as broad policy guidelines to overcome these challenges.
According to the Report, as a group, D-8 countries attracted 88.1 million tourists in 2013, compared with 76.7 million in 2009. International tourism receipts in D-8 countries also went up by about $11.4 billion during the period 2009-2013 and reached $76.9 billion in 2013. The Report also showed that intra-D-8 tourism is on the rise that intra D-8 tourist arrivals increased from 6.2 million in 2009 to 6.6 million in 2013. In a similar fashion, Intra-D-8 tourism receipts also climbed up from $5.3 billion in 2009 to $5.8 billion in 2013.
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International Tourism in D-8 Countries: Prospects and Challenges 2016 (English) (Arabic) (French)