THE MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

Greece ranked 17th place with 16,4 million tourists

It might come as a surprise to some that France is the world’s biggest tourist destination in the world! Receiving nearly 20 Million more visitors annually than the runner up, USA. Doubly impressive when you consider that the US is over fifteen times the size of France.

Here’s a map of the world detailing how many visitors each of these 165 countries gets each year.

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France’s high-density of tourist attractions, museums, monuments, historical sites and rich culture make it the world’s most popular tourist destination.

The five least visited countries (that we have data for) are; The Solomon Islands (23,000), Moldova (11,000), Kiribati (5,300), Marshall Islands (5,000), Tuvalu (1,200).

Τhe top 50 in the table below.

Top 50 most popular countries by visitors
                Rank                 Country                 Annual Visitors
                1 France                 81,400,000
                2 United States                 62,700,000
                3 China                 57,600,000
                4 Spain                 56,700,000
                5                 Italy                 46,100,000
                6                 Turkey                 34,000,000
                7 United Kingdom                 29,300,000
                8 Germany                 28,400,000
                9                 Russian Federation                 24,900,000
                10                 Malaysia                 24,700,000
                11                 Mexico                 23,400,000
                12 Austria                 23,000,000
                13 Hong Kong SAR, China                 22,300,000
                14                 Ukraine                 21,400,000
                15 Thailand                 19,200,000
                16                 Saudi Arabia                 17,500,000
                17                 Greece                 16,400,000
                18 Canada                 16,000,000
                19                 Poland                 13,400,000
                20                 Macao SAR, China                 12,900,000
                21                 Netherlands                 11,300,000
                22 Singapore                 10,400,000
                23                 Hungary                 10,300,000
                24                 Croatia                 9,900,000
                25                 Korea, Rep.                 9,800,000
                26                 Egypt, Arab Rep.                 9,500,000
                27                 Morocco                 9,300,000
                28                 Czech Republic                 8,800,000
                29 Switzerland                 8,500,000
                30 South Africa                 8,300,000
                31                 Indonesia                 7,700,000
                32                 Ireland                 7,600,000
                33                 Romania                 7,600,000
                34                 Belgium                 7,500,000
                35                 Denmark                 7,400,000
                36                 Portugal                 7,300,000
                37                 Bahrain                 6,700,000
                38                 Bulgaria                 6,300,000
                39                 India                 6,300,000
                40                 Japan                 6,200,000
                41                 Vietnam                 6,000,000
                42 Australia                 5,900,000
                43                 Argentina                 5,700,000
                44 Brazil                 5,400,000
                45 Sweden                 5,000,000
                46 Norway                 5,000,000
                47                 Tunisia                 4,800,000
                48                 Dominican Republic                 4,300,000
                49                 Finland                 4,200,000
                50                 Jordan                 4,000,000

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