With just a few days left before the 2019 world ecotours championships, there is a clear sense that we have made significant progress in terms of the number of people taking up the sport of ecotrading.
The figures, as reported by Fox News, show that this year’s total attendance at the three-day event stands at 7,637.
The figures also show that the number is on track to eclipse the previous record of 7,383, set at the 2015 World Ecotourists’ Conference in Hong Kong.
More than 2.3 million people from all over the world attended last year’s event.
However, a big problem is the number who are not in attendance.
The number of overseas visitors to the 2018 World Ecots in Australia stands at just 7,732.
The World Ecoterest Conference is set to start in London on Sunday, and the organisers have estimated that more than 5 million people will attend.
While there are no official figures for the number overseas people who have signed up for a trip to London, there have been anecdotal reports that the attendance has risen since last year.
Some organisers have also suggested that the increase in attendance has been driven by the popularity of some popular films, particularly the upcoming release of the sci-fi film The Fifth Element.
There is also the prospect of increased tourism spending as a result of the new global ecotrest conference.
The numbers, which were reported by the broadcaster Fox News last week, have been backed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which is due to release its final decision on whether the 2018 event will go ahead in London.
There are also a number of issues which have yet to be resolved.
According to a statement from the IOC, the event will be a one-off, and not a planned one-day or three-night celebration of the games.
It will be “only” a series of events in London and the Olympic Park, where the athletes will gather.
The IOC has also said that it will not accept the idea of “bias” for the athletes to decide which countries should host the event.
“The IOC welcomes the positive results from last year and is currently reviewing the outcome of the IOC’s consultation on the 2019 World Ecottourism Conference,” the statement said.
“However, it remains a very difficult decision and it will take time to finalise.
It is not our job to determine the final outcome, and we will continue to work with our partners in the Olympic Movement to support the World Ecotherest in London.”
The IOC has been working on the decision for a number months, and has yet to release a final decision.
But there are other hurdles to clear.
According the IPC, there are “several technical issues that remain to be addressed”, including the “complexity of the sport” and the “technical and financial impact on venues and transport infrastructure”.
It also wants to ensure that the event is “fit for purpose”, which includes ensuring that there is enough training for the event to allow athletes to compete in the Games.
While the IOC has not yet issued a final ruling, it has said that the final decision will not affect the overall number of athletes who will take part.
The 2019 World Ecotours in Hongkong, the first in the UK, will take place on Saturday, with the opening ceremony to be held in London at the end of September.
The first four events in Hongkiong will also be held at the Olympic Stadium in central London, with a fourth event due to be played at the same venue in 2020.