Did you travel this year? If so, you were part of the record 1 billion people who traveled (or will travel before the year is up) across an international border as a tourist in 2012, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.
The London-based council calculates that the 1 billionth traveler will cross an international border by Dec. 13. What border? Where will they be? Who will they be? We'll know in three days. In the meantime, the council is predicting that China will continue to be a top traveled country, and that the U.S. and France remain the two largest destinations for world travel.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization cited Paris, London, New York, Turkey, and Singapore as top five destinations in the world.
So what's behind this boost in travel? Travel experts say it's a combination of things, including the perceived perception of a more peaceful world, and the prosperity of people in Asia, who have lifted their incomes above middle-class levels in the past year.
Readers: What was your favorite place to visit in 2012? Where are you planning to travel to in 2013?
Source: The HuffingtonPost
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