Top 10 Countries That Receive the Most Tourists in the World
Featured in this selection are the 10 countries that receive the most tourists in the world, according to World Tourism, in relation to the year 2013. World Tourism rankings are compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, as part of the publication. World Tourism Barometer, which is released 3 times throughout the year. Brazil does not appear in the ranking due to the low number of international tourists compared to these 10 countries. In 2013, Brazil received 5.6 million foreign tourists, which places it in 4th place among the countries of America, behind only the USA, Mexico and Canada. In 2014, Brazil may have received more tourists due to the World Cup, and this will bring changes in the upcoming publication of the 2015 World Tourism Barometer.
10. THAILAND, ASIA – 26.5 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
Thailand’s success in tourism lies in its attractive mix of culture, hedonism and exoticism, making it the tenth place in this selection of the top 10 tourist-receiving countries in the world. The beauty of the beaches to the south of the country is perceived in many stretches of fine white sand. The northern Buddhist country shows sensitive spirituality through sacred cities and temples, not to mention the hectic Bangkok metropolis.
9. RUSSIA, EUROPE – 28.4 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
Striking domes in Russia are the miraculous domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, as well as Bolshoi ballet and Stravinsky melodies, not to mention the complex and cultured people with good humor. And visiting the largest country in the world is an adventure full of obstacles that include the Cyrillic alphabet, and the extension of the country itself, among other details.
8. UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE – 31.2 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
Down the tube, the subway in the English capital, National Gallery, Hyde Park, British Museum are noticeable. Bath’s Roman Baths, major museums , Brighton resort, the London Eye Ferris wheel are also major attractions . Sacred sport temples such as Wimbledom courts are a must, as are local cuisine, and bustling cultural life.
7. GERMANY, EUROPE – 31.5 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
This country is known for its outstanding organization, punctuality, cleanliness, responsibility and intelligence, without lacking animation, beautiful landscapes, culture and history. Some places such as Cologne Cathedral, Neuschwanstein Castle, Brandenburg Gate (pictured) tell a bit of German history, and Munich’s Oktoberfest is very popular.
6. TURKEY, EUROPE – 37.8 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
The country has good tourism infrastructure and safety, important factors when choosing the ideal trip. The people of Turkey are warm and receptive, making the trip unforgettable. They are interesting metropolis points, beautiful beaches , wonderful food, cultural legacy.
5. ITALY, EUROPE – 47.7 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
There are almost 3,000 years of history of this country that offers around 100,000 monuments to tourists who help to understand this legacy. They are palaces, fortresses, cathedrals, archaeological sites, incredible works of art, not to mention the tasty wines of the land. You can choose from landscapes, villages, snow in the Alps.
4. CHINA, ASIA – 55.7 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
The people of this country have bequeathed noodles, paper, gunpowder, compass, printing methods to the present day. The Chinese capital is very busy and extensive, dividing the spaces between modernity, such as the Olympic Park, the traditional architecture of popular alleys, and the beautiful Forbidden City. There are also stretches of the Great Wall for prestige.
3. SPAIN, EUROPE – 60.7 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
Spain is determined to be in motion, and in more than twenty centuries of history, Romans, Goths, Celts, Arabs, among other peoples, have bequeathed important marks in Iberian culture, psyche and gastronomy. The country offers the image of bullfighters and flamenco dancers, but looks to the future with great respect for regional traditions. Incredible attractions are offered by Spain’s Guggenheim museum, Cordoba’s mosque, and hype in Ibiza .
2. UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA – 69.8 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
The variety in leisure and activity is very wide in this country, and the tourist life is considered easy, with giant variety of landscapes and cultures, ie, the country offers so much that it is second in the selection of the 10 countries that receive the most tourists in the country. world. And destinations in the interior of the United States, California, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, New York, the capital of the world, among many others, attract the entire globe in a surprising way.
1. FRANCE, EUROPE – 84.7 MILLION TOURISTS / YEAR
France is the leading position in this selection of the 10 countries that receive the most tourists in the world, with a total of 84.7 million international tourists. The food is featured in this country, tasty and refined, as are the wines, geographical variety with flower fields, mountains, and beaches. The cultural and architectural legacy of France is very rich, as well as preserved. The evident French pride is summed up in understanding itself as grand, eternal and important; This nation has conquered and left its influence in a relevant part of the world, which attracts admirers through its charm, beauty and refinement. The tip is in a week in this country, spend at least 5 days in and around Paris, and then take a tour of the Loire Valley; and with longer time, the period is well used with Normandy and Brittany, Provence, region of the Alps.