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Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita: Countries Compared

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..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 12,186.15 per 1,000 people 2007
2 MonacoMonaco 9,879.25 per 1,000 people 2008
3 ArubaAruba 8,144.49 per 1,000 people 2008
4 BahrainBahrain 6,964.7 per 1,000 people 2007
5 GuamGuam 6,481.8 per 1,000 people 2008
6 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 6,330.7 per 1,000 people 2008
7 The BahamasThe Bahamas 4,758.48 per 1,000 people 2008
8 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 4,702.72 per 1,000 people 2007
9 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana 4,479.54 per 1,000 people 2008
10 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 4,357.3 per 1,000 people 2008
11 BermudaBermuda 3,967.78 per 1,000 people 2008
12 PalauPalau 3,934.95 per 1,000 people 2008
13 IcelandIceland 3,620.63 per 1,000 people 2008
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 3,304.96 per 1,000 people 2007
14 MaltaMalta 3,199.25 per 1,000 people 2008
15 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 3,147.11 per 1,000 people 2008
16 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 3,038.9 per 1,000 people 2008
17 CyprusCyprus 3,033.04 per 1,000 people 2008
18 AustriaAustria 2,673.2 per 1,000 people 2008
19 San MarinoSan Marino 2,329.9 per 1,000 people 2007
20 CroatiaCroatia 2,096.16 per 1,000 people 2008
21 BarbadosBarbados 2,014.41 per 1,000 people 2008
22 SeychellesSeychelles 1,933.2 per 1,000 people 2008
23 IrelandIreland 1,931.13 per 1,000 people 2008
24 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 1,854.81 per 1,000 people 2008
25 LuxembourgLuxembourg 1,808.62 per 1,000 people 2008
26 MaldivesMaldives 1,769.77 per 1,000 people 2008
27 QatarQatar 1,703.47 per 1,000 people 2008
28 SingaporeSingapore 1,687.87 per 1,000 people 2008
29 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 1,681.26 per 1,000 people 2008
30 United Arab EmiratesUAE 1,571.98 per 1,000 people 2005
31 EstoniaEstonia 1,506.57 per 1,000 people 2008
32 GreeceGreece 1,486.46 per 1,000 people 2008
33 GrenadaGrenada 1,444.91 per 1,000 people 2007
34 SpainSpain 1,415.52 per 1,000 people 2008
Eurozone averageEurozone average 1,376.6 per 1,000 people 2008
35 FranceFrance 1,276.53 per 1,000 people 2006
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 1,229.8 per 1,000 people 2008
Europe averageEurope average 1,218.97 per 1,000 people 2008
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 1,160.96 per 1,000 people 2007
European Union averageEuropean Union average 1,158.33 per 1,000 people 2008
36 PortugalPortugal 1,157.68 per 1,000 people 2007
37 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1,135.39 per 1,000 people 2008
38 DominicaDominica 1,119 per 1,000 people 2007
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 1,028.46 per 1,000 people 2007
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 990.09 per 1,000 people 2006
39 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 983.8 per 1,000 people 2008
40 NorwayNorway 955.98 per 1,000 people 2008
NATO countries averageNATO average 944.71 per 1,000 people 2008
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 933.33 per 1,000 people 2008
41 HungaryHungary 887.53 per 1,000 people 2008
42 SloveniaSlovenia 882.1 per 1,000 people 2008
43 MalaysiaMalaysia 872.51 per 1,000 people 2008
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 870.84 per 1,000 people 2007
44 DenmarkDenmark 821.01 per 1,000 people 2008
45 BotswanaBotswana 814.19 per 1,000 people 2008
46 BelizeBelize 813.22 per 1,000 people 2008
47 BulgariaBulgaria 795.85 per 1,000 people 2008
48 European UnionEuropean Union 755.65 per 1,000 people 2008
49 LatviaLatvia 749.97 per 1,000 people 2008
50 AlbaniaAlbania 739 per 1,000 people 2008
51 ItalyItaly 734.95 per 1,000 people 2008
52 MauritiusMauritius 729.88 per 1,000 people 2008
53 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 709.27 per 1,000 people 2008
Cold countries averageCold countries average 701.52 per 1,000 people 2007
54 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 692.53 per 1,000 people 2008
55 BelgiumBelgium 688.68 per 1,000 people 2008
56 FinlandFinland 683.16 per 1,000 people 2008
57 TunisiaTunisia 678.86 per 1,000 people 2008
58 SwazilandSwaziland 667.96 per 1,000 people 2008
59 Cape VerdeCape Verde 667.45 per 1,000 people 2008
60 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 650.53 per 1,000 people 2008
61 JamaicaJamaica 630.1 per 1,000 people 2008
62 FijiFiji 627.86 per 1,000 people 2008
63 NetherlandsNetherlands 607.02 per 1,000 people 2008
64 JordanJordan 601.58 per 1,000 people 2008
65 BruneiBrunei 592.6 per 1,000 people 2008
66 New ZealandNew Zealand 577.7 per 1,000 people 2008
67 SamoaSamoa 562 per 1,000 people 2008
68 UruguayUruguay 557.25 per 1,000 people 2008
69 UkraineUkraine 553.31 per 1,000 people 2008
70 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 524.29 per 1,000 people 2008
71 CanadaCanada 516.13 per 1,000 people 2008
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 512.48 per 1,000 people 2007
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 503.04 per 1,000 people 2008
72 Costa RicaCosta Rica 497.87 per 1,000 people 2008
73 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 494.59 per 1,000 people 2008
74 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 462.58 per 1,000 people 2008
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 461.11 per 1,000 people 2007
75 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 454.56 per 1,000 people 2008
76 NamibiaNamibia 452.05 per 1,000 people 2007
77 LithuaniaLithuania 451.87 per 1,000 people 2008
78 VanuatuVanuatu 422.38 per 1,000 people 2008
79 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 419.46 per 1,000 people 2006
80 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 418.63 per 1,000 people 2008
81 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 413.42 per 1,000 people 2008
82 RomaniaRomania 398.35 per 1,000 people 2008
83 TongaTonga 393.43 per 1,000 people 2007
84 PanamaPanama 390.67 per 1,000 people 2008
85 OmanOman 384.4 per 1,000 people 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 384.01 per 1,000 people 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 381.1 per 1,000 people 1995
86 SwedenSweden 380.24 per 1,000 people 2007
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 369.09 per 1,000 people 2008
87 IsraelIsrael 361.62 per 1,000 people 2008
88 TurkeyTurkey 347.66 per 1,000 people 2008
89 SurinameSuriname 346.23 per 1,000 people 2007
90 PolandPoland 336.62 per 1,000 people 2008
91 LebanonLebanon 335.6 per 1,000 people 2008
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 329.28 per 1,000 people 2008
92 SlovakiaSlovakia 323.9 per 1,000 people 2008
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 321.9 per 1,000 people 2004
93 GermanyGermany 302.1 per 1,000 people 2008
94 GeorgiaGeorgia 278.57 per 1,000 people 2008
95 SyriaSyria 274.97 per 1,000 people 2008
96 AustraliaAustralia 265.91 per 1,000 people 2008
97 MoroccoMorocco 229.42 per 1,000 people 2008
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 226.84 per 1,000 people 2007
98 KazakhstanKazakhstan 224.7 per 1,000 people 2008
99 ThailandThailand 221.95 per 1,000 people 2008
100 MexicoMexico 205.87 per 1,000 people 2008
101 ZimbabweZimbabwe 203.72 per 1,000 people 2007
102 CubaCuba 202.73 per 1,000 people 2008
103 South AfricaSouth Africa 196.63 per 1,000 people 2008
104 El SalvadorEl Salvador 196 per 1,000 people 2008
105 LaosLaos 193.93 per 1,000 people 2008
106 United StatesUnited States 190.7 per 1,000 people 2008
107 ArmeniaArmenia 187.97 per 1,000 people 2008
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 184.41 per 1,000 people 2008
108 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 172.3 per 1,000 people 2008
109 GuyanaGuyana 170.33 per 1,000 people 2007
110 RussiaRussia 168.27 per 1,000 people 2008
111 GabonGabon 165.51 per 1,000 people 2003
112 ChileChile 164.03 per 1,000 people 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 151.1 per 1,000 people 2006
113 MongoliaMongolia 148.86 per 1,000 people 2008
114 NicaraguaNicaragua 148.29 per 1,000 people 2008
115 CambodiaCambodia 140.5 per 1,000 people 2008
116 LesothoLesotho 133.92 per 1,000 people 2008
117 GuatemalaGuatemala 131.9 per 1,000 people 2008
118 HondurasHonduras 117.68 per 1,000 people 2008
119 KuwaitKuwait 116.94 per 1,000 people 2007
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 116.56 per 1,000 people 1995
120 ArgentinaArgentina 115.24 per 1,000 people 2008
121 RwandaRwanda 96.31 per 1,000 people 2008
122 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 94.98 per 1,000 people 2008
123 TuvaluTuvalu 91.73 per 1,000 people 2007
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 89.3 per 1,000 people 2006
124 The GambiaThe Gambia 84.7 per 1,000 people 2008
125 DjiboutiDjibouti 80.58 per 1,000 people 2007
126 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 74.97 per 1,000 people 2006
127 EcuadorEcuador 72.16 per 1,000 people 2008
128 PeruPeru 70.53 per 1,000 people 2008
129 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 70.15 per 1,000 people 2008
130 SenegalSenegal 69.88 per 1,000 people 2007
131 ZambiaZambia 69.58 per 1,000 people 2008
132 JapanJapan 65.61 per 1,000 people 2008
133 BoliviaBolivia 64.23 per 1,000 people 2008
134 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 63.59 per 1,000 people 2008
135 ParaguayParaguay 62.65 per 1,000 people 2008
136 MalawiMalawi 53.26 per 1,000 people 2008
137 AlgeriaAlgeria 52.47 per 1,000 people 2008
138 VietnamVietnam 49.4 per 1,000 people 2008
139 KenyaKenya 46.78 per 1,000 people 2006
140 BhutanBhutan 41.04 per 1,000 people 2008
141 ChinaChina 39.88 per 1,000 people 2008
142 UzbekistanUzbekistan 39.09 per 1,000 people 2008
143 MozambiqueMozambique 36.88 per 1,000 people 2007
144 KiribatiKiribati 35.34 per 1,000 people 2008
145 HaitiHaiti 34.06 per 1,000 people 2008
146 PhilippinesPhilippines 32.68 per 1,000 people 2008
147 VenezuelaVenezuela 28.2 per 1,000 people 2008
148 ColombiaColombia 27.15 per 1,000 people 2008
149 UgandaUganda 26.91 per 1,000 people 2008
150 IndonesiaIndonesia 26.25 per 1,000 people 2008
151 LibyaLibya 25.96 per 1,000 people 2004
152 BrazilBrazil 25.72 per 1,000 people 2008
153 BurundiBurundi 25.66 per 1,000 people 2006
154 GhanaGhana 25.6 per 1,000 people 2007
155 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 24.7 per 1,000 people 2007
156 AngolaAngola 23.46 per 1,000 people 2008
157 BeninBenin 23.02 per 1,000 people 2007
158 ComorosComoros 21.09 per 1,000 people 2007
159 Sri LankaSri Lanka 20.73 per 1,000 people 2008
160 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 20.37 per 1,000 people 2007
161 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 19.22 per 1,000 people 2008
162 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 18.81 per 1,000 people 1998
163 MadagascarMadagascar 18.71 per 1,000 people 2008
164 TanzaniaTanzania 18.65 per 1,000 people 2008
165 NepalNepal 16.94 per 1,000 people 2008
166 EritreaEritrea 16.51 per 1,000 people 2007
167 MaliMali 15.42 per 1,000 people 2008
168 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 14.8 per 1,000 people 2008
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 13.38 per 1,000 people 2008
169 TogoTogo 12.63 per 1,000 people 2008
170 MauritaniaMauritania 11.34 per 1,000 people 2000
171 CameroonCameroon 11.09 per 1,000 people 2006
172 SudanSudan 11.07 per 1,000 people 2007
173 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 10.47 per 1,000 people 2006
174 BelarusBelarus 9.39 per 1,000 people 2008
175 NigeriaNigeria 7.67 per 1,000 people 2006
176 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 5.72 per 1,000 people 2008
177 GuineaGuinea 5 per 1,000 people 2006
178 PakistanPakistan 4.76 per 1,000 people 2008
179 IndiaIndia 4.67 per 1,000 people 2008
180 BurmaBurma 4.04 per 1,000 people 2008
181 EthiopiaEthiopia 4 per 1,000 people 2008
182 NigerNiger 3.72 per 1,000 people 2007
183 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 3.42 per 1,000 people 2006
184 BangladeshBangladesh 3.04 per 1,000 people 2008
185 ChadChad 2.53 per 1,000 people 2007
186 MoldovaMoldova 1.62 per 1,000 people 2008
187 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 1.57 per 1,000 people 2007
188 IraqIraq 1.23 per 1,000 people 1999
189 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 0.715 per 1,000 people 2007
190 TajikistanTajikistan 0.64 per 1,000 people 2001

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Tourist arrivals (per capita)", 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/stats/Economy/Tourist-arrivals/Per-capita

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