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Tourist destinations Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita

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." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Turks and Caicos Islands 12,186.15 per 1,000 people 2007
2 Monaco 9,879.25 per 1,000 people 2008
3 Aruba 8,144.49 per 1,000 people 2008
4 Bahrain 6,964.7 per 1,000 people 2007
5 Guam 6,481.8 per 1,000 people 2008
6 Cayman Islands 6,330.7 per 1,000 people 2008
7 The Bahamas 4,758.48 per 1,000 people 2008
8 Northern Mariana Islands 4,479.54 per 1,000 people 2008
9 Bermuda 3,967.78 per 1,000 people 2008
10 Palau 3,934.95 per 1,000 people 2008
11 Iceland 3,620.63 per 1,000 people 2008
12 Malta 3,199.25 per 1,000 people 2008
13 Antigua and Barbuda 3,147.11 per 1,000 people 2008
14 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3,038.9 per 1,000 people 2008
15 Cyprus 3,033.04 per 1,000 people 2008
16 Austria 2,673.2 per 1,000 people 2008
17 San Marino 2,329.9 per 1,000 people 2007
18 Croatia 2,096.16 per 1,000 people 2008
19 Barbados 2,014.41 per 1,000 people 2008
20 Seychelles 1,933.2 per 1,000 people 2008
21 Ireland 1,931.13 per 1,000 people 2008
22 Saint Lucia 1,854.81 per 1,000 people 2008
23 Luxembourg 1,808.62 per 1,000 people 2008
24 Maldives 1,769.77 per 1,000 people 2008
25 Qatar 1,703.47 per 1,000 people 2008
26 Singapore 1,687.87 per 1,000 people 2008
27 Liechtenstein 1,681.26 per 1,000 people 2008
28 United Arab Emirates 1,571.98 per 1,000 people 2005
29 Estonia 1,506.57 per 1,000 people 2008
30 Greece 1,486.46 per 1,000 people 2008
31 Grenada 1,444.91 per 1,000 people 2007
32 Spain 1,415.52 per 1,000 people 2008
33 France 1,276.53 per 1,000 people 2006
34 Switzerland 1,135.39 per 1,000 people 2008
35 Dominica 1,119 per 1,000 people 2007
36 Hungary 887.53 per 1,000 people 2008
37 Denmark 821.01 per 1,000 people 2008
38 Botswana 814.19 per 1,000 people 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita. 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/Tourist-destinations/Economy/Tourist-arrivals/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita

  • Monaco ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Bahrain ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2007.
  • Iceland ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • Estonia ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Malta ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita globally in 2007.
  • Austria ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2008.
  • Aruba ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2008.
  • Uruguay ranked first for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2008.
  • United States ranked second last for tourist arrivals > per capita amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
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