The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]


The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

According to the most recent statistics from the World Tourism Organization, the top 10 most visited countries in the world was unchanged in order from 2008, with France leading the way, welcoming 74.2 million international travelers in 2009, a decrease of 6.3% from the previous year.

As can be seen in the graphic above, the United States came in second with 54.9 million visitors, followed by Spain (52.2 million), China (50.9 million) and Italy (43.2 million). Rounding out the top ten were the U.K., Turkey, Germany, Malaysia and Mexico.

Interestingly, though coming in as second, the U.S. is first in amount of money spent by visitors, with Australia and Austria breaking into the top ten using this metric. I’m going to go out on a limb here and theorize that the Disney parks’ snack bars are wholly responsible for this anomaly.

[2010 World Tourism Organization Facts & Figures (PDF)]

By Matt Stabile

The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]

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The Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World [Infographic]Matt Stabile is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheExpeditioner.com. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos, purchase the book he co-edited or contact him via email at any time at TheExpeditioner.com. (@TheExpeditioner)



Published on June 21, 2011

  • http://www.brightsun.co.uk/MiddleEast/UAE/Dubai/cheap-flights-to-dubai.aspx Dubai cheap flights

    Ohh sad news Dubai is not in the graph…

    • DAMN YOU

      Hahahaha of course not…DUBAI IS NOT A COUNTRY???

  • http://twitter.com/jonathancampion Jonathan Campion

    That’s a great graph. Does it count visitors, or just tourists?

    • Anonymous

      I believe it counts all visitors, so yes, that would include business travelers as well.