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Map: The World’s Top Countries for Tourism

Map: The World’s Top Countries for Tourism
by admin, 11 months ago
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Map: The World’s Top Countries for Tourism Where do the world’s international tourist dollars get spent? Today’s map from resizes countries around the world based on international tourist receipts in 2017, using data from the World Tourism Organization. Top International Destinations Here are the world’s top countries for tourism, based on total money spent:   Rank Country International Visitors Dollars Spent #1 United States 74.7 million $210.7B #2 Spain 81.8 million $68.0B #3 France 86.9 million $60.7B #4 Thailand 35.4 million $57.5B #5 United Kingdom 37.6 million $51.2B #6 Italy 58.3 million $44.2B #7 Australia 8.9 million $41.7B #8 Germany 37.5 million $39.8B #9 Macao (China) 17.3 million $35.6B #10 Japan 28.7 million $34.1B #11 Hong Kong (China) 27.9 million $33.3B #12 China 60.7 million $32.6B #13 India 15.5 million $27.4B #14 Turkey 37.6 million $22.5B #15 Mexico 39.3 million $21.3B Data based on international tourism; doesn’t include intercountry tourism (i.e. family trip from Seattle to Hawaii)   Coming into the top spot is the United States with $210.7 billion spent by 74.7 million tourists, or roughly $2,819 per person in 2017. The country boasts attractions like the Grand Canyon, Disneyland, the Statue of Liberty, beaches in Hawaii or California, or Yellowstone National Park, with the highest rated U.S. attraction being Central Park in New York City. Next up, Europe has a pretty impressive presence. Spain ($68B) and France ($61B) come in at #2 and #3 respectively, and also countries like the United Kingdom ($51B), Italy ($44B), and Germany ($40B) end up rounding out the top eight spots. Macao surpasses Hong Kong and mainland China as a top destination for tourist dollars, while Australia makes the top 10 despite only having 9 million visitors in 2017.