PATA APAC figures
INTERNATIONAL arrivals in the Asia-Pacific region continue to grow at a faster rate than the global average, according to figures released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
In its Annual Travel Monitor, PATA says there were more than 646 million arrivals among its 47 member destinations in 2017.
This was an increase of 5.7% on 2016 figures, or 35 million more international visitors.
Growth was strongest in the Pacific where visitor numbers were up 5.9%, followed by the Americas which increased 5.8% and Asia, which was up 5.7%.