International tourism to reach one billion in 2012

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Bientôt un milliard de touristes sur Terre ?

Parasols sur la plage de Patong, ile de Phuket, Thaïlande (7°53’ N – 98°17’ E). ©Yann Arthus-Bertrand

International tourist arrivals grew by over 4% in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With growth expected to continue in 2012, at a somewhat slower rate, international tourist arrivals are on track to reach the milestone one billion mark later this year.

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