Top 10 most popular tourist destinations

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It’s the time of the year that people start to make plans for their holiday. What will it be this year? Having some drinking fun in Cancun? Visiting le Louvre in Paris staying in some old hotel in Quartier Latin? Smoking weed in Amsterdam? Losing your wallet to a pickpocket on Barcelona’s Ramblas? Visiting South Africa to spot some wildlife? Of course there are many more popular tourist destinations.

The tourist industry is worth billions of dollars and it is one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors. International tourist arrivals now reach about a billion a year. Emerging markets like South Africa, China and Brazil challenge the traditional tourism markets such as France and the United States. What are the most popular destinations and how many millions of tourists are visiting them on an annual basis? Here’s a quick overview of most popular tourist destinations!

Top 10 most popular tourist destinations

  1. Mexico – 23,4 million tourist arrivals a year
  2. Malaysia – 24,7 million tourist arrivals a year
  3. Germany – 28,4 million tourist arrivals a year
  4. United Kingdom – 29,2 million tourist arrivals a year
  5. Turkey – 29,3 million tourist arrivals a year
  6. Italy – 46,1 million tourist arrivals a year
  7. Spain – 56,7 million tourist arrivals a year
  8. China – 57,6 million tourist arrivals a year
  9. United States – 62,3 million tourist arrivals a year
  10. France – 79,5 million tourist arrivals a year

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