It has been recorded that there has been a worldwide growth of 4.4% in International Tourist Arrivals for the year 2010-11. The Europe region has seen the maximum increase of 28 million travelers in 2011. Asia-Pacific region has grabbed the 2nd spot by having more than 10 million travelers in 2011.
Worldwide the year 2010 saw a total of 939 million international travelers which increased to 980 million in 2011. Starting from the year 2000 Middle East saw a gradual increase, which came at the peak in the year 2010 with almost 60 million travelers. The recorded growth was 14.2% in the year 2009-10. But the year 2011 saw a drop of 8.4% in Middle East.