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International tourism to reach record 1 billion travelers in 2012

A record 1 billion people will travel across an international border as a tourist in 2012, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.

 

That means that one in seven people on the planet will participate in world traveling this year, an activity that just a few decades ago was exclusively for the wealthy. The reasons for the upswing range from prosperity in developing countries like China to a perception of a more peaceful world. (Reuters)