Were you part of the one billion?

On December 17th, 2012, the United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrated a milestone in travel history. 1 billion travelers abroad within one year.

One random traveler on December 13th served as the symbolic 1 billion-th traveler – a Mrs. Dale Sheppard-Floyd, a British tourist visiting Madrid (UNWTO’s headquarters).

What does 1 billion global travelers mean for the world? Well…

whytourismmattersAs part of the celebration of 1 billion people gallivanting across the globe, another infographic was created with information regarding these world travelers, where they went, and why!


Infographics found at: http://media.unwto.org/en/news/2012-12-12/infographics-turning-one-billion-tourists-one-billion-opportunities

For more information, click here: http://1billiontourists.unwto.org/ or here: http://travel.cnn.com/its-official-international-tourism-hits-one-billion-073641