Montenegro is one of the fastest-growing tourism destination in Europe

The fastest-growing destinations in Europe are Iceland and Slovakia, at a blistering 30 percent and 20 percent respectively. Montenegro, Latvia and Croatia follow with a growth around 9 percent, Hungary and Poland with a growth of 7 percent.

Europe’s economic malaise has been hurting tourism in some of the traditionally big countries of the continent for the last couple of years, but growth in newer destinations is an encouraging sign, even if it can’t make up for overall decline. According to the latest quarterly report from European Travel Commission, out of 22 destinations reporting foreign visitors’ figures through March-June of 2013, the vast majority posted positive growth.

At the other end of the spectrum, Cyprus dropped 12 percent amidst the negative publicity received at the beginning of the year.