Tibet Receives Record Number of Tourists
The total number of tourists visiting Tibet in 2012 (through November 30, 2012) has surpassed 10 million for the first time ever (up 22.6% from last year).
The influx of tourists is being attributed to nationwide promotion efforts, improved transportation access and an increasing number of individual trips. Nearly 300,000 people are employed in the region’s tourism sector. Tibet could receive 15 million tourists annually by 2015.