Top 10 Most Visited Countries In The World 2014

With the success of our article on the top 10 passports in the world 2014 we decided to publish this. We often wondered what countries would be in the top 10 most visited in the world.

These statistics are from the World Tourism Organization. In fact the results will surprise you. If you have any other stats you are curious about please leave them in the comments below.

How are people traveling?

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

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).

10th Most visited country in the world:

Thailand – 26.5 million visitors

10th Most visited country in the world:   Thailand - 26.5 million visitors

9th Most visited country in the world:

Russia – 28.4 million visitors

9th Most visited country in the world:   Russia - 28.4 million visitors

8th Most visited country in the world:

United Kingdom: 31.2 million visitors

8th Most visited country in the world:   United Kingdom: 31.2 million visitors

7th Most visited country in the world:

Germany: 31.5 million visitors

7th Most visited country in the world:   Germany: 31.5 million visitors

6th Most visited country in the world:

Turkey: 37.8 million visitors

6th Most visited country in the world:  Turkey: 37.8 million visitors

5th Most visited country in the world:

Italy: 47.7 million visitors

5th Most visited country in the world:  Italy: 47.7 million visitors

4th Most visited country in the world:

China: 55.7 million visitors

4th Most visited country in the world:  China: 55.7 million visitors

3rd Most visited country in the world:

Spain: 60.7 million visitors

3rd Most visited country in the world:  Spain: 60.7 million visitors

2nd Most visited country in the world:

United States: 69.8 million visitors

2nd Most visited country in the world:  United States: 69.8 million visitors

1st Most visited country in the world:

France: 84.7 million visitors

1st Most visited country in the world:  France: 84.7 million visitors

There you have it and this time we only have 10 in our top 10 ;)

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.
  • 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.

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

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