Number of international tourist arrivals reached 0.966 mil in 2012 in Pakistan, according to Eurostat. This is 16.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Pakistan reached an all time high of 1.16 mil in 2011 and an all time low of 0.369 mil in 1996. When compared to Pakistan's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in China amounted to 57.7 mil, 6.58 mil in India and 3.83 mil in Iran in 2012.
Pakistan has been ranked 102nd within the group of 166 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The number of international tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.