Full access requires a paid membership. This statistic shows the top nations in the world in 2019 based on international tourist revenue. That year, the United States topped the list with around 214.1 billion US dollars in foreign tourism receipts. China came second with around 60.9 billion US dollars.
International tourist receipts in the United States (in current US dollars)-Country Ranking
According to early 1999 data, the number of international visitors traveling worldwide hit 664 million last year. International tourist receipts (excluding international fare receipts) were anticipated to reach $455 billion in 1999, translating approximately $685 in receipts per arrival. The world's most popular vacation spot for tourists is expected to be Europe, followed by North America and then Australia.
These are the findings of a report published by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on Monday. The report is called "Tourism: A Global Perspective." It was written by Elizabeth Thomas, a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The report states that international tourism increased by about 8 percent in 1998. It also notes that tourism is becoming more widespread among the poor throughout the world, especially in Asia where it has become an important source of income for many countries.
Thomas wrote in her report that international tourism went up in 1999 because more people from developing countries started visiting developed ones. She also said that this increase can be seen as a success since it shows that tourism is a sustainable industry that can help less developed countries improve their living standards.
Some studies have even estimated that international tourism may actually account for up to 5% of global GDP. This percentage would be higher if private travel were included.
Similarly, foreign tourist receipts have increased from US $2 billion in 1950 to US $104 billion in 1980, US $495 billion in 2000, and US $1,220 billion in 2016. Tourism is a significant component of international commerce in services. It is also one of the fastest growing industries in the world.
In 2017, worldwide arrivals were over 1 billion people for the first time. The UN World Tourism Organization estimates that this market will increase by another 500 million people by 2050.
The United States is the most popular destination for tourists with 49 million visits in 2015. This number is expected to increase to 80 million by 2025. Japan is second with 37 million visitors, followed by China with 30 million.
Europe is the most visited continent with 194 million visits in 2016. This number is expected to increase to 223 million by 2025. The main source countries of tourism are the European Union member states with 66% of all visits.
Asia is the fastest growing region with 53 million new arrivals in 2015. This number is expected to increase to 73 million by 2025. India is the largest country in Asia with 20 million tourists, followed by China with 10 million.
Latin America is the second fastest growing region with 9 million new arrivals in 2015. This number is expected to increase to 14 million by 2025.
List of Countries Based on Tourism Revenue
|Rank||Country||Tourism Income ($)|
|1||United States of America||210,747,000,000|
While the country is ranked seventh among the most tourist-friendly countries in the world, it is ranked first in terms of tourism spending according to the UNWTO. Since 2014, the government appears to have spent the money on a good business, since it has seen an increase in the number of tourists.
The country receives nearly 7 million tourists each year and the majority of them are from other parts of Asia which shows that Thailand is becoming more popular among travelers.
Thailand's main attractions are its beautiful beaches, its historic cities, and its stunning nature parks. Bangkok is known for its shopping paradise while Chiang Mai is famous for its traditional arts and crafts. Visitors can also take advantage of the many activities offered in both these cities such as bike riding, swimming, or hiking.
Thailand is well connected to the rest of the world by air, rail, and road. The major airports are located in Bangkok (BKK) and Chiang Mai (CNX). The two cities are also connected by train with several daily services. Motorways cover almost all of the country except for some isolated areas in the north and northeast. They connect all the important cities including Bangkok with Chiang Mai and Phuket.
In conclusion, Thailand is a great place to visit if you are looking for luxury hotels, cheap accommodation, or a good value for money experience.