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Heavily indebted countries Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals

DEFINITION: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 France 78.45 million 2008
2 United States 57.94 million 2008
3 Spain 57.32 million 2008
4 Italy 42.73 million 2008
5 United Kingdom 30.14 million 2008
6 Germany 24.88 million 2008
7 Austria 21.93 million 2008
8 Canada 17.14 million 2008
9 Greece 15.94 million 2008
10 Portugal 12.32 million 2007
11 Netherlands 10.1 million 2008
12 Hungary 8.81 million 2008
13 Japan 8.35 million 2008
14 Ireland 8.03 million 2008
15 Morocco 7.88 million 2008
16 Singapore 7.78 million 2008
17 Belgium 7.17 million 2008
18 Puerto Rico 3.89 million 2008
19 Jordan 3.73 million 2008
20 Israel 2.57 million 2008
21 Zimbabwe 2.51 million 2007
22 Cyprus 2.4 million 2008
23 Jamaica 1.77 million 2008
24 Lebanon 1.33 million 2008
25 Malta 1.29 million 2008
26 Iceland 1.1 million 2008
27 Malawi 742,000 2008
28 Barbados 568,000 2008
29 Sri Lanka 438,000 2008
30 Sudan 436,000 2007
31 Saint Lucia 296,000 2008
32 Cape Verde 285,000 2008
33 Antigua and Barbuda 266,000 2008
34 Belize 245,000 2008
35 Seychelles 159,000 2008
36 Grenada 130,000 2007
37 Saint Kitts and Nevis 121,000 2008
38 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 84,000 2008
=39 Eritrea 81,000 2007
=39 Dominica 81,000 2007
41 Sao Tome and Principe 12,000 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Tourism Organisation, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Heavily-indebted-countries/Economy/Tourist-arrivals

Heavily indebted countries Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals

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Interesting observations about Economy > Tourist arrivals

  • France ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Mexico ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • United States ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • China ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • European Union has had the highest tourist arrivals since 1995.
  • Tuvalu has ranked last for tourist arrivals since 1995.
  • Spain ranked second for tourist arrivals amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Turkey ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Brazil ranked second for tourist arrivals amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2008.
  • Austria ranked first for tourist arrivals amongst Landlocked countries in 2008.
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