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The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations
2013 was a record year for international tourism, and some destinations are experiencing massive jumps in the number of people choosing to holiday there. Check out the 10 fastest-growing destinations
March 24, 2014 Source: Singapore Yahoo! News
Taiwan recorded a 9.7 percent increase in the number of international arrivals year on year.
9. United Arab Emirates
Visitors to the UAE rose 10.4 percent in 2013.
The number of holidaymakers to this vast land increased by 10.5 percent.
Turkey's increase in international visitors is on par with Russia's at 10.5 percent.
Visitors to Vietnam rose by 10.6 percent year on year.
Despite the catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan, international arrivals to the Philippines received as 11.2 percent lift year on year.
Tourists seem to be taking advantage of the cheaper costs of a Greece holiday in the wake of the country's economic slump. International visitors rose by 15.5 percent.
While Thailand's international arrivals received a 19.6 percent boost year on year in 2013, the violent protests seen this year could well slow the growth considerably as holidaymakers steer clear.
A surprising addition to the list, Kazakhstan enjoyed a whopping 21.9 percent increase year on year.
Japan experienced the greatest growth last year with a 24 percent jump in the number of foreign tourists, taking it to a record 10 million visitors. The spike can be attributed largely to the weakened yen and a concentrated effort to build-up the tourism industry that took a blow following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.