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Tourism by World Region

In 2013, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) grew by 5% in 2013, reaching a record 1087 million arrivals worldwide, up from 1035 million in 2012, when the 1 billion mark was exceeded for the first time ever.

Slightly over half of all travellers arrived at their destination by air (53%) in 2013, while the remainder travelled by surface transport (47%) – whether by road (40%), rail (2%) or over water (5%).

Region 2013
market
share
Europe 51.8%
 Northern Europe 6.3
 Western Europe 16.0
 Central/Eastern Europe 10.9
 Southern/Mediterranean
  Europe
18.5
Asia and the Pacific 22.8
 Northeast Asia 11.7%
 Southeast Asia 8.6
 Oceania 1.1
 South Asia 1.4
Americas 15.5
 North America 10.1
 Caribbean 2.0
 Central America 0.8%
 South America 2.5
Africa 5.1
 North Africa 1.8
 Subsaharan Africa 3.3
Middle East 4.7

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