World tourism sets a record
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), December 13 marked the arrival, somewhere in the world, of the one billionth tourist of the year. The date is symbolic, but the numbers are real. And UNWTO used the occasion to promote global awareness of responsible tourism. You can see the results here.
For those of us who are home-based travel agents or for those thinking of becoming one, this statistic should be extremely encouraging. Tourism accounts for 9% of global GDP and represents an extraordinary opportunity for home-based entrepreneurs to grab a share of this lucrative market.
If you’ve been considering starting your own home-based travel marketing business, take the first step today.