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TRAVEL TIPS: Most Visited Countries in the World

If you’ve ever wondered which country was the most popular tourist destination, here’s a lucky find on my part that will satisfy your curiosity.

The map below shows which countries get the most visitors every year.

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It might not surprise you to find out that France is the most popular destination, welcoming in 81,400,000 visitors every year. If you’ve stepped foot in Paris and stood on one spot for 2 hours just observing the sea of faces that floats by, you needn’t be a statistician to agree with that poll.

Well, at 81,400 visitors a year, that’s nearly 20 million more visitors annually than the U.S. which comes in second.

Does sound fairly crazy, given France is 15 times smaller … but with wine, cheese, art, museums, monument, nudity, culture and thanks to Hollywood and many writers/ poets’ references to France … with images of romance, it’s a pretty irresistible combination and pull factor to visit.

I can’t comment much about the colour choices of the map created by Move Hub, other than it is absolutely awful … so if you’re in the same boat as me, fortunately there’s also a list of the top 50 below.

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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