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Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: International tourism, number of arrivals. 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 401.94 million 2011
2 France 81.41 million 2011
3 United States 62.71 million 2011
4 China 57.58 million 2011
5 Spain 56.69 million 2011
6 Italy 46.12 million 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 38.59 million 2011
7 Turkey 34.04 million 2011
8 United Kingdom 29.31 million 2011
9 Germany 28.37 million 2011
10 Russia 24.93 million 2011
11 Malaysia 24.71 million 2011
12 Mexico 23.4 million 2011
13 Austria 23.01 million 2011
14 Hong Kong 22.32 million 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 21.47 million 2011
15 Ukraine 21.41 million 2011
16 Thailand 19.23 million 2011
17 Saudi Arabia 17.5 million 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 16.79 million 2011
18 Greece 16.43 million 2011
19 Canada 16.01 million 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.61 million 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 15.44 million 2011
European Union average (profile) 14.35 million 2011
20 Poland 13.35 million 2011
21 Macau 12.93 million 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 12.71 million 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.34 million 2011
22 Netherlands 11.3 million 2011
Europe average (profile) 10.62 million 2011
23 Singapore 10.39 million 2011
24 Hungary 10.25 million 2011
25 Croatia 9.93 million 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 9.81 million 2011
26 South Korea 9.79 million 2011
27 Egypt 9.5 million 2011
28 Morocco 9.34 million 2011
29 Czech Republic 8.78 million 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 8.57 million 2011
30 Syria 8.55 million 2010
31 Switzerland 8.53 million 2011
32 South Africa 8.34 million 2011
33 Indonesia 7.65 million 2011
34 Ireland 7.63 million 2011
35 Romania 7.61 million 2011
36 Belgium 7.49 million 2011
37 Denmark 7.36 million 2011
38 Portugal 7.26 million 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 7.21 million 2011
39 United Arab Emirates 7.13 million 2005
40 Bahrain 6.73 million 2011
41 Bulgaria 6.33 million 2011
42 India 6.31 million 2011
43 Japan 6.22 million 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 6.18 million 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 6.14 million 2011
44 Vietnam 6.01 million 2011
45 Australia 5.88 million 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 5.75 million 2011
46 Argentina 5.71 million 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 5.56 million 2010
47 Brazil 5.43 million 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 5.09 million 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.07 million 2011
48 Sweden 5.01 million 2011
49 Norway 4.96 million 2011
50 Tunisia 4.79 million 2011
51 Dominican Republic 4.31 million 2011
52 Finland 4.19 million 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 4.1 million 2010
53 Jordan 3.98 million 2011
54 Philippines 3.92 million 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 3.78 million 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 3.75 million 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.49 million 2011
55 Kazakhstan 3.39 million 2010
56 Iran 3.35 million 2011
57 Kyrgyzstan 3.11 million 2011
58 Chile 3.07 million 2011
59 Puerto Rico 3.05 million 2011
60 Albania 2.93 million 2011
61 Cambodia 2.88 million 2011
62 Uruguay 2.86 million 2011
63 Georgia 2.82 million 2011
64 Israel 2.82 million 2011
65 Cuba 2.69 million 2011
66 Estonia 2.67 million 2011
67 Peru 2.6 million 2011
68 New Zealand 2.57 million 2011
69 Qatar 2.53 million 2011
70 Zimbabwe 2.42 million 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.4 million 2010
71 Algeria 2.4 million 2011
72 Cyprus 2.39 million 2011
73 Colombia 2.38 million 2010
Hot countries average (profile) 2.22 million 2009
74 Costa Rica 2.19 million 2011
75 Botswana 2.15 million 2010
76 Slovenia 2.04 million 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.02 million 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.97 million 2010
77 Jamaica 1.95 million 2011
78 Andorra 1.95 million 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1.94 million 2010
79 Guatemala 1.82 million 2011
80 Laos 1.79 million 2011
81 Lithuania 1.77 million 2011
South Asia average (profile) 1.76 million 2010
82 Mozambique 1.72 million 2010
83 Lebanon 1.66 million 2011
84 Azerbaijan 1.56 million 2011
85 Iraq 1.52 million 2010
86 Latvia 1.49 million 2011
87 Panama 1.47 million 2011
88 Kenya 1.47 million 2010
89 Slovakia 1.46 million 2011
90 Malta 1.41 million 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.36 million 2010
91 The Bahamas 1.35 million 2011
92 Montenegro 1.2 million 2011
93 El Salvador 1.18 million 2011
94 Guam 1.16 million 2011
95 Uganda 1.15 million 2011
96 Ecuador 1.14 million 2011
97 Nicaragua 1.06 million 2011
98 Oman 1.05 million 2010
99 Yemen 1.02 million 2010
100 Senegal 1 million 2011
101 Namibia 984,000 2010
102 Uzbekistan 975,000 2010
103 Mauritius 965,000 2011
=104 Maldives 931,000 2011
=104 Ghana 931,000 2010
106 Pakistan 907,000 2010
107 Swaziland 879,000 2011
=108 Luxembourg 871,000 2011
=108 Honduras 871,000 2011
110 Aruba 870,000 2011
111 Sri Lanka 856,000 2011
112 Zambia 815,000 2010
113 Bolivia 807,000 2010
114 Tanzania 795,000 2011
115 Malawi 767,000 2011
116 Serbia 764,000 2011
117 Armenia 758,000 2011
118 Nepal 736,000 2011
119 Nigeria 715,000 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 696,350 2009
120 Fiji 675,000 2011
121 Rwanda 619,000 2010
122 Venezuela 595,000 2011
123 Cameroon 573,000 2010
124 Barbados 568,000 2011
125 Iceland 566,000 2011
126 Sudan 536,000 2011
127 Paraguay 524,000 2011
128 Ethiopia 523,000 2011
129 Angola 481,000 2011
130 Mongolia 457,000 2010
131 Cape Verde 428,000 2011
132 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 424,000 2011
133 Lesotho 397,000 2011
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 392,000 2011
135 Burma 391,000 2011
136 Curacao 390,000 2011
137 Trinidad and Tobago 386,000 2010
138 Turks and Caicos Islands 354,000 2011
139 Haiti 349,000 2011
140 Northern Mariana Islands 336,000 2011
141 Republic of Macedonia 327,000 2011
142 Saint Lucia 312,000 2011
143 Cayman Islands 309,000 2011
144 Bangladesh 303,000 2010
145 Togo 300,000 2011
146 Monaco 295,000 2011
147 Cote d'Ivoire 270,000 2011
=148 Gabon 269,000 2005
=148 Kuwait 269,000 2011
150 Belize 250,000 2011
151 Brunei 242,000 2011
152 Antigua and Barbuda 241,000 2011
153 Burkina Faso 238,000 2011
154 Bermuda 236,000 2011
155 Madagascar 225,000 2011
156 Suriname 220,000 2011
157 Benin 209,000 2011
158 Seychelles 194,000 2011
159 Democratic Republic of the Congo 186,000 2011
160 Tajikistan 183,000 2011
161 Papua New Guinea 165,000 2011
162 French Polynesia 163,000 2011
163 Mali 160,000 2011
164 Guyana 157,000 2011
165 San Marino 156,000 2011
166 Burundi 142,000 2010
167 Samoa 121,000 2011
168 Grenada 118,000 2011
169 Belarus 116,000 2011
170 New Caledonia 112,000 2011
171 Palau 109,000 2011
172 Eritrea 107,000 2011
173 The Gambia 106,000 2011
174 Republic of the Congo 101,000 2010
175 Vanuatu 94,000 2011
176 Saint Kitts and Nevis 92,000 2010
177 Niger 82,000 2011
178 Dominica 76,000 2011
179 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 74,000 2011
180 Chad 71,000 2010
181 Bhutan 66,000 2011
182 Central African Republic 54,000 2010
=183 Liechtenstein 53,000 2011
=183 Djibouti 53,000 2008
185 Sierra Leone 52,000 2011
186 East Timor 51,000 2011
187 Tonga 46,000 2011
188 Libya 34,000 2008
=189 Guinea 30,000 2007
=189 Mauritania 30,000 2000
=189 Guinea-Bissau 30,000 2007
192 Federated States of Micronesia 26,000 2008
193 American Samoa 25,000 2006
194 Solomon Islands 23,000 2011
=195 Moldova 11,000 2011
=195 Comoros 11,000 2009
=197 Turkmenistan 8,000 2007
=197 Sao Tome and Principe 8,000 2010
199 Kiribati 5,300 2011
200 Marshall Islands 5,000 2011
201 Tuvalu 1,200 2011

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