MADRID - International tourist arrivals exceeded one billion for the first time last year despite ongoing global economic uncertainty, and numbers will rise further in 2013, a UN body said on Tuesday.
Holiday-makers at the seaside town of Beidaihe, east of Beijing, last summer. International tourist arrivals surpassed one billion for the first time last year, with the Asia-Pacific region posting the biggest increase in foreign visitors, and numbers will rise further in 2013, a UN body said Tuesday.
The number of arrivals grew by 4.0 percent to 1.035 billion in 2012, up from 996 million in 2011, the Spain-based United Nations World Tourism Organisation said in an annual survey.
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