The ranking is based on data on the number of the tourists in the country during the year.
The world tourism organization has published its annual review, which, among others, presented a list of the most popular countries to visit in 2016
The rating was compiled on the basis of the number of entries of international tourists to the country during the year.
In General, the tourism industry worldwide grows and develops. Thus, the number of international tourists in 2016 reached $ 1 235 million.
Grows and the amount of travel costs: in 2016, tourists spent $1 220 billion.
It is noted that tourism is also the basis for the growth and development of the services sector, and transport between countries and within countries.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 59.3 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 56.9 million
Tourism revenue: $44.4 billion
The sights of China can be divided into three main groups: natural sites, historical monuments and cultural objects of national traditions. The long history of China has left a large number of monuments. List of cities in China, the most attractive to tourists, includes 54 cities. The great wall is the most famous symbol of Chinese nation and one of the main tourist attractions. For tourists opened more than ten sections of the great wall, including Badaling section, 75 km from Beijing, Laolongtou in Hebei province and Jiayuguan in Gansu province.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 82.6 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 84.5 million
Tourism revenue: $42.5 billion
Tourist attraction of France is due to the large number of attractions for every taste, variety of landscapes, rich historical and artistic heritage, a temperate climate and ease of transport access and appropriate services to tourists (hotels, amusement parks) and transport infrastructure. Thus, each French Department is the tourist with many of its own attractions. In the main tourist structures (hotels, restaurants, camping, travel, mountain lifts and thermal spas) involved 700 thousand employees.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 75.6 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country, 2015: $ 77.5 m
Tourism revenues: $205,9 billion
Tourism in the United States is a major industry that each year provides services to millions of tourists both from abroad and from the United States. Tourists come to the US to see the city, nature, historical monuments, and visit the various sights and places of entertainment. The same thing interesting for the Americans, who, among other things, often visit the recreational areas.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 75.6 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 68,5 million
Tourism revenues: $60,3 billion
A beach vacation is a major industry of tourism in Spain. He began to develop one of the first and still brings the greatest profit of all types of tourism in the country. The mild climate of the Spanish Mediterranean coasts and the two archipelagos (Balearic Islands, Canary Islands) attracts primarily tourists from Northern Europe. In the summer months, the resorts are in demand among most Spaniards. Spain is a country rich in history and culture. Throughout the country there are historical cities and settlements of different ethnic groups who lived in the Iberian Peninsula. The main tourist city of Spain — Madrid and Barcelona — offer both historical and cultural routes, and a variety of entertainment, an extensive commercial sector, a training program. Twelve historical cities listed as world heritage by UNESCO: alcalá de Henares, ávila, cáceres, Cordoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Salamanca, San cristóbal de La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo. Only in Spain there are 44 world heritage site, thus, Spain is the second number of objects after Italy with 47 items.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 52.4 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 50,7 million
Tourism revenue: $40.2 billion
Italy – a country which was the heir of Ancient Rome, draws foreign tourists in an extraordinary journey to the ancient world. Italy — the cradle of European civilization — to preserve, as much as I could, its past and invests millions of euros in the reconstruction of architectural monuments. The restoration project of the tower of Pisa cost to the Italian taxpayer of 25 million euros. The Ara Pacis in Rome, was covered with a glass sarcophagus worth 20 million euros.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 35.8 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 34.4 million
Tourism revenues: $39.6 billion
Tourism in the UK suitable for any age group. For lovers of nature and Wellness holidays there is a ski and Spa resorts, and pristine lakes and endless meadows, without which it is impossible to imagine the UK and its tourism. London is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, striking a number of its attractions. A lasting impression will leave and a trip to Buckingham Palace – the residence of the ruling Queen Elizabeth II. And one of the favorite excursions is a visit to Madame Tussauds where you can take pictures with the wax replicas of their idols. Next to the Museum in Regent’s Park is a great zoo. In q-Guidse you can go to the aquarium or to visit the “House of butterflies”.
The number of tourist arrivals in the country, 2016: 35.6 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 35,0 million
Tourism revenues: $37.4 billion
Official body of tourism in Germany the national Committee of Germany for tourism presents the national tourism offices in 29 countries. Research Committee revealed the following reasons to holiday in Germany: culture (75%), outdoors/countryside (59%), cities (59%), cleanliness (47%), security (41%), modernity (36%), good hotels (35%), good gastronomy/cuisine (34%), good accessibility (30%), cosmopolitanism/telecommunications (27%), good shopping opportunities (21%), exciting nightlife (17%) and good ratio quality/price (10%) (there were multiple answers were possible).
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 32.6 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 29,9 million
Tourism revenue: USD 49.9 billion
Today Thailand is one of the major tourist centers in Southeast Asia. The main competitors are countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Peak activity during the Christmas and new year holidays. Tourists from Asia is primarily attracted to the historical, cultural and natural attractions in Bangkok and its vicinity, while Westerners prefer the southern part of Thailand with its beaches and Islands. A feature of the tourism in Thailand is the increasing number of people coming from the Northern latitudes for the long “winter”. They usually stay in Thailand from November to April is the most climatically favourable time of the year.
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 39.5 million
Tourism is one of the most important components of the Turkish economy, in recent decades plays an increasingly important role. It employs about 2 million people. In 2015 (and beyond 201), the situation in the tourism sector of Turkey has changed dramatically after the Turkish F-16 fighter was shot down in Syria, the Russian su-24 and as a result, Russian-Turkish relations deteriorated. The decline in the popularity of Turkey as a tourist destination was influenced by frequent attacks. In February it became clear that the absence of Russian tourists and a significant decrease in the number of tourists from Europe who are afraid to go to the country because of the terrorist attacks, has forced hoteliers of Turkey to sell about 1300 hotels (with a total value approaching 10 billion euros). Sold and a small family-run pensions, and huge luxury hotels. In the spring of 2016, prices for accommodation in hotels collapsed. Turkey is faced with a major for 17 years the flow of foreign tourists. On 2 September Charter flights from Russia, in connection with the warming of relations was resumed. By the end of 2016 Turkey according to various estimates, has lost about $15 billion due to the outflow of foreigners, due to the fact that they have significantly less to spend money in Turkey.
The number of tourist arrivals to the country in 2016: 35,0 million
The number of tourist arrivals in the country 2015: 32.1 million
Tourism in Mexico is one of the most developed sectors of the economy. Mexico is one of the most visited countries in the world. The attractiveness of Mexico for tourists due to the combination of many factors: unique culture, including cultural festivals, with the architecture of Spanish colonial rule, the ruins of ancient Mesoamerican cities, the presence of nature reserves and beach resorts, combined with a favorable climate. The peak tourist season in the country is from October until mid-summer, with peaks during the week before the New year, Easter and spring break, when the beach resort attracts lots of students from USA.
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