Extraordinary summer for tourism: visits up 9.5%, turnover by an astonishing 17.2%

Aug 29, 2016 383

It's been an extraordinary summer season for Italy. The international political "climate" has clearly contributed to this, as Islamic terrorism, lone wolves, and failed coups that turned into counter-revolutions kept tourist away from other destinations abroad. For the country's tourism industry, the first tally of the summer season shows a 9.5% overall increase in visits and an astonishing 17.2% growth in turnover in comparison to last year.

"International tourists think of Italy as a safe destination," said Federturismo president Gianfranco Battisti. "A recent study conducted in Germany showed that our country, together with Spain, is at the top of European rankings in perceived tourist safety".

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Fonte: Italy24

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