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Old 04-13-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Top 10 most visited countries: World Tourism rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1. France: 79.5 million people for international tourists visiting in the year 2011.

2. USA: 62.3 million.

3. China: 57.6 million

4. Spain: 56.7 million

5. Italy: 46.1 million

6. Turkey: 33.3 million

7. UK: 29.2 million

8. Germany: 28.4 million

9. Malaysia: 24.7 million

10. Mexico: 23.4 million: The 10 most popular countries for international tourism all get more than 20 million people in a single year.


Top 10 least visited countries:

Migrating Mania on Media, Tech and Travel: The 25 Least Visited Countries in the World

1. Nauru: 200 people

2. Somalia: 500 people

3. Tuvalu: 1,200

4. Kiribati: 4,700.

5. Marshall islands: 5,000

6. Equatorial Guinea: 6,000

7. Turkmenistan: 7,000

8. Sao Tome Principe: 8,000

9. Comoros: 15,000

10. Afghanistan: 17,500: *All of the top 10 in this category less than 20,000 tourists from anywhere in the world per year.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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I think a lot of tourists who visited Spain and Italy are Europeans.
On the other hand, most of those who visited the US (legally!) are from other continents.

China has a huge domestic tourist economy too.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I think a lot of tourists who visited Spain and Italy are Europeans.
On the other hand, most of those who visited the US (legally!) are from other continents.

China has a huge domestic tourist economy too.
Not true.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Not true.
Well, it had been true until 2000. Nowadays Mexicans are so many.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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I didn't know Malaysia was so popular. Always figured that Thailand was the place to be in Southeast Asia.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Agreed! Malaysia was the most surprising to me - not due to its lack of beauty or appeal - but yeah I thought Thailand would have surpassed it! Perhaps being Air Asia's hub has something to do with it.

I was also surprised that Turkey was on top of UK.. Again great destination but yeah...

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I didn't know Malaysia was so popular. Always figured that Thailand was the place to be in Southeast Asia.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Thought a 188 sq mi country with a population of 5.1 million located at the Caspian Sea (North of Iran) would get more tourists than 7.000.

Surprised that North Korea and East Timor got 35000-40000 tourists each year, maybe 1 zero to much?

Liechtenstein tied with Djibouti, 1000 less tourists than C.A.F. and only 1000 more than Sierra Leone lol.

Can't believe Niger, Rwanda, Burundi and Iraq are not on the least visited list.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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It's a shame that all 3- Turkey, Ukraine and Russia get more tourists than Brazil, Argentina and Japan together.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:38 AM
 
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I was also surprised that Turkey was on top of UK.. Again great destination but yeah...
I've never been to either but Istanbul sounds way more exotic and enticing than London.

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It's a shame that all 3- Turkey, Ukraine and Russia get more tourists than Brazil, Argentina and Japan together.
South America is an underrated region for travel. I think when most people plan their trips they think of Europe, Asia and North America before South America. As far as Japan goes, you don't recover from a tsunami/nuclear disaster double whammy overnight. Plus it has a reputation for being really expensive. Also doesn't help that many Chinese and Koreans who could afford to visit Japan won't since, you know, they hate their guts.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1.As far as Japan goes, you don't recover from a tsunami/nuclear disaster double whammy overnight.

2.Also doesn't help that many Chinese and Koreans who could afford to visit Japan won't since, you know, they hate their guts.

1.Japan never had a lot of tourists, i think the record is 8.5 million in a year.

2.True but still more than half of the visitors to Japan are Korean/Chinese/Taiwanese.
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