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These are the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations of 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has released its latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer and the number of global travelers is higher than it ever was.

Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight travelers) in the first four months of 2017 – about 21 million more compared to the same period in 2016, as CNN reports.

The fastest-growing tourist destinations in 2017, based on international arrivals, include destinations like Mongolia, Vietnam and Iceland. Furthermore, countries affected by terrorism or political unrest – such as Egypt and Tunisia – still benefit from the tourism industry.

The fastest-growing tourist destinations in 2017 and their growth rates are, as follows:

1. Palestinian territories: up 57.8%. (400,000 visitors in 2016)

2. Egypt: up 51%. (5.26 million visitors in 2016)

3. Northern Mariana Islands: up 37.3%. (531,000 visitors in 2016)

4. Iceland: up 34.9%. (1.79 million visitors in 2016)

5. Tunisia: up 32.5%. (5.7 million visitors in 2016)

6. Vietnam: up 31.2%. (10 million visitors in 2016)

7. Uruguay: up 30.2%. (3 million visitors in 2016)

8. Nicaragua: up 28.4%. (1.5 million visitors in 2016)

9. Mongolia: up 28.3%. (404,000 visitors in 2016)

10. Israel: up 25.1%. (2.9 million visitors in 2016)

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