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517 Million International Tourists in Only Six Months

Human Wrongs Watch

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013, the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) reported ahead of the celebration of the World Tourism Day on 27 September 2014.

Source: WTO

Source: WTO

Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with North-East Asia and Southern Mediterranean Europe (both +7%).*

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