10 most visited countries in the world
As travel enthusiasts, we are always excited to see the travel “hot spots” around the world. This lets us know the places everyone is currently crazy about so that we know which destinations to include on our next touring adventures. A list of the world’s most visited countries is, therefore, a very powerful tool for us.
Whatever type of tourist you are, you are sure to find your type of vacation spot on a few of the countries below.
10. THAILAND – 35.4 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 10th. most visited country in the world is Thailand – with about 35.4 million visitors a year
Sandy beaches, wonderful cuisine and friendly locals ensure that Thailand is one of the most visited counties in the world year after year.
They call it the “Land of 1000 smiles” and an ever increasing amount of tourists seem to be happy coming here. Island like Koh Samui are especially pretty.
9. GERMANY – 37.5 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 9th. most visited country in the world is Germany – with about 37.5 million a year.
Sitting at the centre of Europe is this economic powerhouse that offers so much to visitors from around the world. From large modern cities to forests, medieval towns and industry, there are endless reasons to come to Germany including the iconic capital Berlin.
8. TURKEY – 37.6 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 8th. most visited country in the world is Turkey – with about 37.6 million visitors a year.
Turkey has always been the crossroads between the East and the West and attracts tourists to its sandy beaches, rich mountains and large bustling cities.
A simmering melting pot of culture and great food makes it a joy to visit.
7. UNITED KINGDOM – 37.7 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 7th. most visited country in the world is United Kingdom – with about 37.7 million visitors a year.
The U.K has always had a strong presence on the global stage with the capital London being a driving force for tourism growth. The royal family, great sports, culture, museums and a rich and varied coastline helps attract people from all over the world.
6. MEXICO – 39.3 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 6th. most visited country in the world is Mexico – with about 39.3 million visitors a year.
Some of the nicest beaches in the world, food loved by many knowing how to have a good time puts Mexico in the top 10 of the most visited countries. Also helped by its affordability.
5. ITALY – 58.3 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 5th. most visited country in the world is Italy – with about 58.3 million visitors a year
What’s not to love about Italy ? It has great history, food that is loved and eaten around the world coupled with passionate locals and scenery that takes the breath away. The list of reasons to visit Italy is endless.
4. CHINA – 60.7 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 4th. most visited country in the world is China – with about 60.7 million visitors a year.
You probably think of the biggest country in the world in terms of being tourists themselves and visiting the world but inbound tourism to China is booming. One of the most visited countries and the economic powerhouse has a vast amount of reasons for people to visit including culture and bustling modern cities.
3. USA (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) – 76.9 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 3rd. most visited country in the world is USA – with about 76.9 million visitors a year.
America is the ultimate country that offers everything a tourist could ever wish for. With 50 diverse states, you’ll find stunning scenery and nature alongside some of the best known cities in the world.
2. SPAIN – 81.8 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 2nd. most visited country in the world is Spain – with about 81.8 million visitors a year.
The Spanish know how to live life well and have always embraced global tourism as a key part of their economy. Best known for the sunny climate and beaches, but throw in great food at affordable prices and it is a dream destination for many.
1. FRANCE – 86.9 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
The 1st. most visited country in the world is France – with about 86.9 million visitors a year.
The most visited country in the world and not hard to see why. Arguably the best food in the world, great skiing, pristine beaches and a general way of living life well that attracts people from all over the world. Throw in Paris as the jewel in the crown and it’s not hard to see why they top the list.
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