Most Popular Travel Destinations in the World

According to the latest reports from the tourism United Nation's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicted world travelers will reach one billion by the end of 2012 likely to be achieved. This is truly a remarkable achievement and unexpected, when the world tourism to be significant.

The report says that in the year 2011 the world tourist arrivals recorded at 983 million, they are tourists who stay overnight.

Blue Continent, Europe seems to still be excellent world tour, it is seen from the data traffic with half of the number of tourists visiting the world in 2011 made ​​a visit to Europe. And it can be imagined then it generates revenue, derived from world travelers to reach 1 trillion U.S. dollars.

What about in 2012? 705 million recorded visits of tourists from across the world who met in just the first eight months in 2012.

In 2011 records then, that Europe dominates the list of most popular destinations. France ranks first, then Americans receiving in terms of 'the greatest income' of foreign tourists followed by Spain and France.

China and Malaysia is a country of Asia, including a visit most.

Here's a list of countries most popular tourist destinations in the world (in number of travelers):

1. France 79.5
2. United States 62.3
3. China 57.6
4. Spain 56.7
5. Italy 46.1
6. Turkey 29.3
7. England 29.2
8. Germany 28.4
9. Malaysia 7.24
10. Mexico 23.4

List of countries with "the greatest revenue" from foreign tourists (billion U.S. dollars):

1. United States 116.3
2. Spain 59.9
3. France 53.8
4. China 48.5
5. Italy 43
6. Germany 38.8
7. England 35.9
8. Australia 31.4
9. Macau
10. Hong Kong 27.7

(Source CNNGo, travelKompas /Images Lucy Pandjaitan)


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