United Nations: NMI third fastest growing tourist destination in the world

CAPITOL HILL, Saipan — The Northern Mariana Islands is the third-fastest growing tourist destination in the world, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization World Tourism Barometer. In 2016, the Northern Mariana Islands tourism arrivals grew by 37.3% with 531,000 visitors in 2016.

Marianas Visitors Authority has embarked on an aggressive marketing campaign in all major source countries, said Christopher A. Concepcion, managing dreictor of MVA in a press release.

The Palestinian territories and Egypt locked down the top two spots in the world above the NMI at growth rates of 57.8% and 51%, respectively, according . . .

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