Worldwide travel for recreational, leisure, or business purposes is on the increase. It is an important economic factor.
In 2015 European nations occupied three of the world's top five places in destinations.Germany has the largest outbound tourist trade in the world, with Germans spending about €80 billion (89 billion $) annually to travel abroad (the United States is second), in spite of Germany being fourth in world in GDP and fourteenth in population. Germany also has the eighth largest inbound tourist trade, with receipts of around €24 billion.
The small fishing town of Gansbaai draws thousands of tourists every year. Famous for its white sandy beaches and abundance of marine life, the star of the show is the great white shark, which has earning Gansbaai the title as South Africa’s "shark capital." However, new research suggests this abundance could soon come to an end.