Sunday, 27 September 2020

World’s Top Tourism Destinations


COSTA RICA TRAVEL – We often wondered what countries would be most visited in the world. Based on the statistics from the World Tourism Organization 2014 edition, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most visited in the world.

The results of the 10 top countries in the world may surprise you:

  1. France – 84.7 million visitors
  2. United States – 69.8 million visitors
  3. Spain – 60.7 million visitors
  4. China – 55.7 million visitors
  5. Italy – 47.7 million visitors
  6. Turkey – 37.8 million visitors
  7. Germany – 31.5 million visitors
  8. United Kindgon – 31.2 million visitors
  9. Russia – 28.4 million visitors
  10. Thailand- 26.5 million visitors

Are you surprised by France being the most visited country in the world?

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Latin America
For 2013, Costa Rica, with 2.1 million visitors, tops the list of travel to Central America, and places 7th in Latin America.

Central America

  1. Costa Rica – 2.1 million visitors
  2. Panama – 1.324 million visitors
  3. Guatemama – 1.129 million visitors
  4. El Salvador – 1.150 million visitors
  5. Nicaragua – 1.011 million visitors
  6. Honduras – 863.000 visitors
  7. Belize – 242.000 visitors

South America

  1. Argentina – 5.325 million visitors
  2. Brazil – 5.181 million visitors
  3. Chile – 2.801 million visitors
  4. Colombia – 2.385 million visitors
  5. Uruguay – 2.349 million visitors
  6. Peru – 2.299 million visitors
  7. Ecuador – 1.047 million visitors
  8. Bolivia – 807.000
  9. Venezuela – 526.000
  10. Paraguay – 465.000
  11. Suriname – 204.000
  12. Guyana – 152.000
  13. Frencg Guiana – n/a

Some interesting things to consider in the coming years:

  • International tourist arrivals worldwide are expected to increase by
    3.3% a year from 2010 to 2030 to reach 1.8 billion by 2030, according
    to UNWTO’s long term forecast Tourism Towards 2030.
  • Between 2010 and 2030, arrivals in emerging destinations (+4.4% a
    year) are expected to increase at twice the rate of those in advanced
    economies (+2.2% a year).
  • The market share of emerging economies increased from 30% in 1980
    to 47% in 2013, and is expected to reach 57% by 2030, equivalent to
    over 1 billion international tourist arrivals.

How are people traveling?

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53% by air  in 2013, while the remainder travelled by surface transport (47%) – whether by road (40%), rail (2%) or over water (5%).

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