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17-Jan-2012 11:18 AM

UNWTO reports 4.4% rise in worldwide int'l tourist arrivals in 2011

UNWTO reports (16-Jan-2012) worldwide international tourist arrivals rose 4.4% year-on-year to 980 million in 2011. Details include:

  • 2011:
    • World: +4.4% year-on-year;
  • 2012 forecast:
    • World: +3% to +4%;

UNWTO: “UNWTO forecasts international tourism to continue growing in 2012 although at a slower rate. Arrivals are expected to increase by 3% to 4%, reaching the historic one billion mark by the end of the year.” Source: Company statement, 16-Jan-2012.

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