A new report by the International Tourism Institute (ITI) shows that tourism is expanding in some of the most-populous nations in the world.
Guatemala is No. 1 in the rankings, up two spots, while Peru is the top destination in Brazil and Chile is No 1 in Russia.
According to the ITI, in 2017, the tourism industry contributed $2.3 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) to the United States, with a total value of $13.3 billion.
The number of tourists to the US has risen by more than 10% in the past year, according to the report, adding that this is mostly due to the popularity of the US Independence Day holiday.
Guam’s tourism has grown by nearly 17% year over year, while Mexico’s grew by almost 18% year-over-year.
It is the fourth-largest destination in the Americas, behind Colombia, Chile and Peru.
The report also highlighted Mexico’s growth in tourism, which is projected to reach $8.4 billion this year, which makes it the third-largest tourist destination in Latin America.
It also highlighted the importance of promoting tourism to the developing world.
The ITC estimates that more than half of the world’s population is in poverty, and the number of people living in extreme poverty will double by 2050 if economic growth is not sustained.
According the ITT report, the United Nations says that only 6.4% of the planet’s population lives in extreme and vulnerable poverty, a number which is predicted to double by 2060.