Strong Arrivals Growth Continues For Asia-Pacific Region

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International arrivals into the Asia Pacific region are riding the strong growth momentum of previous years with a gain of 5.4% during the 1st 1/2 of 2015, resulting in close to 12.5 million additional arrivals year-on-year. Last year the region recorded 6.1% growth, topping 550 million arrivals.


Top-level findings from the Annual Tourism Monitor 2015 Final Edition just released by PATA include:

  • International arrivals to the Asia Pacific region have collectively shown significant growth over the last 5 years, rising from almost 455 million in 2010 to over 552 million in 2014.
  • Asia continued its regional dominance in 2014, capturing more than 410 million foreign arrivals – a relative share of more than 74% - led by Northeast Asia with a share of 47% of total international arrivals into Asia Pacific.
  • China, Hong Kong SAR and the U.S. were the top 3 generating markets for all international arrivals within the Asia Pacific region in 2014.
  • For early 2015, the 39 destinations in the Asia Pacific region with arrivals data for early 2015 show a collective gain of 5.4% year on year, compared to growth of 5% for the same destinations and periods of 2014.
  • The Americas region is showing the strongest 2015 period growth (6.8%) year on year, followed by the Pacific (6.3%) and then Asia (5.0%).
  • The impact of the contraction in the Russian outbound market is also considered in light of destinations across the Asia Pacific region in early 2015, with Thailand, Turkey and China being particularly negatively affected. 

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