Named the most tourism-dependent country

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Названы наиболее зависимые от туризма страныWithout tourism, their economy will be threatened.

Experts of the world Council for tourism and travel (WTTC) recognized the Maldives is the country most dependent on tourism. Here, the share of industry in GDP by the end of 2017 stood at 39.6%.

Overall, the economy is an exotic island destinations most dependent on tourism. Thus, the contribution of travelers in the GDP of the Seychelles is 26.4 per cent, the Bahamas -19%, Saint Lucia – 15%.

In the European region most dependent on tourism, Malta (14.2% of GDP), Montenegro (11%) and Croatia (10.9 per cent).

The TOP 10 countries least dependent relaxation, included, among others, Congo, Papua New Guinea, Uzbekistan, and Moldova.

Ukraine took 13th place in this ranking with an index of the contribution of tourism to GDP in 2017 1.54%.

Note that in Ukraine began to arrive more and more foreign tourists. This was announced by the Ministry. So, in 2017, Ukraine was visited by 6% more tourists than in 2016 – 14.4 million people.

In 2017 most of the foreigners came to our country from Moldova, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, as well as from Turkey, Israel and Germany.

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