American tourists are about to outnumber Iceland’s population THE frenzy started with a volcanic eruption and a killer marketing campaign. There have definitely been some growing pains.
The countries where tourists outnumber the locals Since 2010, arrivals have soared. This year alone, the number of visitors from January to August is up 33 per cent on the same period in 2015.
Last year, critics warned Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, was “becoming Disneyland”, as the number of US tourists alone (around 415,200) surpassed the country’s population.
Tourism has grown to be Iceland’s biggest export, pushing ahead of wholesale and retail trade, (which is now the nation’s second-biggest industry), according to Bloomberg.
Those $99 flights might have something to do with it. U.S. Tourists Will Outnumber Locals in Iceland by 2017. Those $99 flights might have something to do with it.
American tourists now outnumber Iceland’s population In 2003, Iceland began tracking where its tourists were coming from — and according to that data, the largest portion hails from the United
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Temperatures in Iceland might be on the chilly side right now but on the tourism front, the country is feeling the heat. Visitor numbers have grown threefold since 2010, due to new, low-cost
By the time December rolls around, the Icelandic Tourist Board says American tourists will outnumber locals for the first time in history. A tourist enjoys Iceland’s Fjadrargljufur canyon. Getty
Nov 17, 2016 · Tourists are expected to outnumber the local population of 330,000 by seven to one next year, according to official data. By comparison, last year visitors to …