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Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Andorra 25.02 2011
2 Macau 23.66 2011
3 Turks and Caicos Islands 11.16 2011
4 Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 11.02 2011
5 Aruba 8.54 2011
6 Monaco 7.92 2011
7 Guam 7.21 2011
8 Northern Mariana Islands 6.31 2011
9 Cayman Islands 5.46 2011
10 Palau 5.29 2011
11 Bahrain 5.21 2011
12 San Marino 5.02 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 4.4 2011
13 The Bahamas 3.67 2011
14 Bermuda 3.66 2011
15 Malta 3.39 2011
16 Hong Kong 3.16 2011
17 Maldives 2.8 2011
18 Antigua and Barbuda 2.73 2011
19 Austria 2.73 2011
20 Curacao 2.59 2011
21 Croatia 2.32 2011
22 Seychelles 2.22 2011
23 Cyprus 2.14 2011
24 Barbados 2.02 2011
25 Singapore 2 2011
26 Estonia 1.99 2011
27 Montenegro 1.94 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 1.81 2011
28 Iceland 1.77 2011
29 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.76 2010
30 Saint Lucia 1.74 2011
31 United Arab Emirates 1.72 2005
Europe average (profile) 1.68 2011
32 Luxembourg 1.68 2011
33 Ireland 1.67 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1.48 2011
34 Liechtenstein 1.46 2011
35 Greece 1.45 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 1.34 2011
36 Qatar 1.32 2011
37 Denmark 1.32 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 1.3 2011
38 France 1.25 2011
39 Spain 1.23 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 1.15 2010
European Union average (profile) 1.15 2011
40 Grenada 1.12 2011
41 Botswana 1.09 2010
42 Switzerland 1.08 2011
43 Dominica 1.06 2011
44 Hungary 1.03 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1.02 2010
45 Norway 1 2011
46 Slovenia 0.992 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.975 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 0.944 2011
47 Albania 0.93 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.912 2010
48 Cape Verde 0.872 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.866 2011
49 Bulgaria 0.861 2011
50 Malaysia 0.859 2011
51 Uruguay 0.844 2011
52 Czech Republic 0.836 2011
53 Puerto Rico 0.825 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.823 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.793 2010
54 European Union 0.792 2011
55 Belize 0.79 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 0.781 2011
56 Finland 0.778 2011
57 Fiji 0.778 2011
58 Italy 0.759 2011
59 Mauritius 0.75 2011
60 Latvia 0.725 2011
61 Swaziland 0.725 2011
62 Jamaica 0.721 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 0.7 2009
63 Portugal 0.688 2011
64 Belgium 0.678 2011
65 Netherlands 0.677 2011
66 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.677 2011
67 Samoa 0.646 2011
68 Jordan 0.643 2011
69 Saudi Arabia 0.63 2011
70 Georgia 0.629 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.621 2011
71 French Polynesia 0.602 2011
72 Brunei 0.595 2011
73 Lithuania 0.586 2011
74 New Zealand 0.584 2011
75 Kyrgyzstan 0.565 2011
76 Sweden 0.53 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 0.516 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.505 2011
77 Ukraine 0.469 2011
78 United Kingdom 0.467 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.467 2011
79 Turkey 0.466 2011
80 Canada 0.464 2011
81 Costa Rica 0.463 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.46 2009
82 Namibia 0.452 2010
83 Tunisia 0.448 2011
84 New Caledonia 0.441 2011
85 Tonga 0.44 2011
86 American Samoa 0.426 2006
87 Dominican Republic 0.424 2011
88 Suriname 0.415 2011
89 Syria 0.397 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.395 2011
90 Panama 0.394 2011
91 Vanuatu 0.389 2011
92 Lebanon 0.378 2011
93 Oman 0.374 2010
94 Israel 0.363 2011
95 Romania 0.356 2011
96 Germany 0.347 2011
97 Poland 0.346 2011
98 Morocco 0.291 2011
99 Trinidad and Tobago 0.291 2010
100 Thailand 0.289 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.278 2010
101 Laos 0.274 2011
102 Slovakia 0.27 2011
103 Australia 0.263 2011
104 Armenia 0.256 2011
105 Federated States of Micronesia 0.249 2008
106 Cuba 0.238 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.223 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 0.209 2010
107 Kazakhstan 0.208 2010
108 United States 0.201 2011
109 Guyana 0.199 2011
110 Cambodia 0.197 2011
111 South Korea 0.197 2011
112 Mexico 0.196 2011
113 Lesotho 0.196 2011
114 Gabon 0.195 2005
115 El Salvador 0.189 2011
116 Zimbabwe 0.181 2011
117 Nicaragua 0.18 2011
118 Chile 0.177 2011
119 Russia 0.174 2011
120 Azerbaijan 0.17 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.17 2010
121 Mongolia 0.168 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.168 2009
122 South Africa 0.165 2011
123 Republic of Macedonia 0.155 2011
124 Argentina 0.14 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.125 2010
125 Guatemala 0.124 2011
126 Tuvalu 0.122 2011
127 Egypt 0.12 2011
128 Honduras 0.112 2011
129 Serbia 0.105 2011
130 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.102 2011
131 Marshall Islands 0.0952 2011
132 Bhutan 0.0905 2011
133 Peru 0.0877 2011
134 Kuwait 0.0861 2011
135 Paraguay 0.0797 2011
136 Bolivia 0.0795 2010
137 Senegal 0.0751 2011
138 Ecuador 0.0748 2011
139 Mozambique 0.0717 2010
140 Vietnam 0.0685 2011
141 Djibouti 0.0654 2008
142 Algeria 0.0634 2011
143 Zambia 0.0617 2010
144 The Gambia 0.0611 2011
145 Rwanda 0.0571 2010
146 Kiribati 0.0534 2011
147 Colombia 0.0514 2010
148 Malawi 0.0496 2011
149 Iraq 0.049 2010
150 Japan 0.0487 2011
151 Togo 0.0464 2011
152 Yemen 0.045 2010
153 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0449 2010
154 Iran 0.0445 2011
155 East Timor 0.0434 2011
156 China 0.0428 2011
157 Solomon Islands 0.0428 2011
158 Philippines 0.0412 2011
159 Sri Lanka 0.041 2011
160 Ghana 0.0384 2010
161 Kenya 0.0359 2010
162 Haiti 0.0348 2011
163 Uzbekistan 0.0341 2010
164 Uganda 0.0327 2011
165 Indonesia 0.0314 2011
166 Cameroon 0.0278 2010
167 Brazil 0.0276 2011
168 Nepal 0.0271 2011
169 Republic of the Congo 0.0246 2010
170 Angola 0.0238 2011
171 Papua New Guinea 0.0235 2011
172 Tajikistan 0.0234 2011
173 Benin 0.0214 2011
174 Guinea-Bissau 0.0202 2007
175 Venezuela 0.0202 2011
176 Eritrea 0.018 2011
South Asia average (profile) 0.0173 2010
177 Tanzania 0.0172 2011
178 Comoros 0.0165 2009
179 Burundi 0.0154 2010
180 Burkina Faso 0.0149 2011
181 Sudan 0.0147 2011
182 Cote d'Ivoire 0.0139 2011
183 Central African Republic 0.0124 2010
184 Belarus 0.0122 2011
185 Mali 0.0111 2011
186 Mauritania 0.0111 2000
187 Madagascar 0.0104 2011
188 Sierra Leone 0.00887 2011
189 Burma 0.00747 2011
190 Chad 0.00606 2010
191 Ethiopia 0.00585 2011
192 Libya 0.00579 2008
193 Pakistan 0.00524 2010
194 India 0.00517 2011
195 Niger 0.00497 2011
196 Nigeria 0.00435 2011
197 Moldova 0.00309 2011
198 Guinea 0.00299 2007
199 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.00291 2011
200 Bangladesh 0.002 2010
201 Turkmenistan 0.00165 2007

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Tourism/International-tourism,-number-of-arrivals-per-capita

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