International tourist arrivals reach record 1.13 billion in 2014 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Global travel set a new record in 2014. A total of 1.13 billion travelers crossed borders in 2014, an increase of 51 million travelers over the 1.087 arrivals recorded in 2013, according to data released by the UNWTO. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth since 2009. All regions saw significant growth in tourist arrivals. A strengthening global economy combined with explosive outbound growth from several developing markets have led to several years of tourism growth that shows little sign of slowing down. In fact, the UNWTO has reported a positive outlook for 2015, with expectations for 4% growth. Growth is expected to be strongest in Asia and the Pacific and Americas, followed by Europe. Click here for regional statistics.