Tourists are people who travel away from their homes for pleasure. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and it generates a lot of jobs. The money spent by tourists adds to the wealth of countries (economic growth). For many years Europe and the USA have had the most tourism but in recent years there has been a lot of tourism development in Asia and the Middle East.
In 2013, a total of 1.087 billion people travelled to another country as tourists. This has increased from just 25 million in 1950.
According to the World Tourism Organisation, the top four international destinations in 2010 were:
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