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High income OECD 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 Poland 12.96 million 2008
11 Portugal 12.32 million 2007
12 Netherlands 10.1 million 2008
13 Switzerland 8.61 million 2008
14 Japan 8.35 million 2008
15 Ireland 8.03 million 2008
16 Belgium 7.17 million 2008
17 Czech Republic 6.65 million 2008
18 Australia 5.59 million 2008
19 Denmark 4.5 million 2008
20 Norway 4.44 million 2008
21 Finland 3.58 million 2008
22 Sweden 3.43 million 2007
23 Chile 2.7 million 2008
24 Israel 2.57 million 2008
25 New Zealand 2.41 million 2008
26 Estonia 1.97 million 2008
27 Slovenia 1.77 million 2008
28 Slovakia 1.77 million 2008
29 Iceland 1.1 million 2008
30 Luxembourg 879,000 2008

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/High-income-OECD-countries/Economy/Tourist-arrivals

High income OECD 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.
  • Japan ranked last for tourist arrivals amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
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