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Former British colonies 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 United States 57.94 million 2008
2 Malaysia 22.05 million 2008
3 Canada 17.14 million 2008
4 Singapore 7.78 million 2008
5 United Arab Emirates 7.13 million 2005
6 Australia 5.59 million 2008
7 India 5.37 million 2008
8 Bahrain 4.93 million 2007
9 Jordan 3.73 million 2008
10 Israel 2.57 million 2008
11 Zimbabwe 2.51 million 2007
12 New Zealand 2.41 million 2008
13 Jamaica 1.77 million 2008
14 Kenya 1.64 million 2006
15 Botswana 1.5 million 2008
16 The Bahamas 1.46 million 2008
17 Qatar 1.41 million 2008
18 Nigeria 1.11 million 2006
19 Namibia 929,000 2007
20 Uganda 844,000 2008
21 Pakistan 823,000 2008
22 Zambia 812,000 2008
23 Swaziland 754,000 2008
24 Tanzania 750,000 2008
25 Malawi 742,000 2008
26 Maldives 683,000 2008
27 Ghana 587,000 2007
28 Fiji 585,000 2008
29 Barbados 568,000 2008
30 Bangladesh 467,000 2008
31 Sri Lanka 438,000 2008
32 Sudan 436,000 2007
33 Trinidad and Tobago 433,000 2008
34 Saint Lucia 296,000 2008
35 Kuwait 293,000 2007
36 Lesotho 285,000 2008
37 Antigua and Barbuda 266,000 2008
38 Belize 245,000 2008
39 Brunei 226,000 2008
40 Burma 193,000 2008
41 The Gambia 147,000 2008
42 Guyana 131,000 2007
43 Grenada 130,000 2007
44 Saint Kitts and Nevis 121,000 2008
45 Dominica 81,000 2007
46 Sierra Leone 36,000 2008
47 Bhutan 28,000 2008
48 Tuvalu 1,100 2007

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/Former-British-colonies/Economy/Tourist-arrivals

Former British colonies 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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