According to the WTO (1993), the number of international arrivals in Europe has increased from 190 million (1980) to 288 million (1992). The average annual growth rate is 3.5%. But the masses of tourists are very unevenly distributed among the European countries, as shown in Fig. 15. Western Europe, with 41%, has the most tourist arrivals, followed by the southern regions (29%) and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (18%).
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