There are many factors affecting the tourism for a country. Economics, proximity to other affluent countries, and natural and man-made attractions all play a role.
Here we have 10 top countries that have the highest number of tourists.
Starting with number 10:
Thailand with its sunny, sandy beaches, tropical islands, rich wildlife, archaeological sites, temples and monasteries, and more, is a global tourist hot spot. The vibrant and lively festivals of the country, the thriving nightlife, world-class shopping facilities, and delectable Thai cuisine, are all major tourist attractants in the country.
Russia, a country hosting 23 World Heritage Sites is understandably one of the most visited countries in the world. Both nature and cultural tourism are popular in this country. Lake Baikal, volcanoes, and geysers of Kamchatka, the Black Sea coasts, the Ruskeala Canyon, snowy mountains of Altai are some of the natural attractions in this country. Cultural hot spots here include the cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Novgorod, Kazan, and others with their numerous churches, museums, historical buildings, theaters, palaces, fortifications, and other sites steeped in centuries of history.
London is the most visited city in the United Kingdom, and the Tower of London is the most popular attraction in the entire country. The majority of the foreign visitors touring the country arrive from other parts of Europe while tourists from the United States and Canada form the second largest group of foreign visitors to the country. The domestic tourism industry in the country is also thriving.
Cultural tourism is most popular in the country with Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg being the most visited cities here. Visitations to the country for educational and business purposes is also quite common. Several protected areas within Germany, such as the Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park, and the Jasmund National Park, also attract millions of tourists every year.
Turkey, the 6th most visited country in the world is well known for its rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity. The country is endowed with a large number of historical, cultural and archaeological sites and charming seaside resorts along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.
Italy is justifiably the 5th most visited country in the world. Some of its most visited cities include Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan, each with their unique attractions, history, culture, and cuisine.
The land of the Great Wall of China, the Five Sacred Mountains, the Shaolin Temple, the Huangguoshu Waterfall, the Forbidden City, the Three Gorges, and another natural, culturally and historically important sites, China is indeed one of the most coveted tourist destination in the world.
Historical cities and towns of the country like Barcelona and Madrid, the world-class resorts at the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of the country, the popular festivals like the Carnival and the Running of the Bulls, 15 national parks, well-developed winter tourism facilities, and a bustling nightlife, are some of the major tourist attractants in Spain.
The United States
The United States is vast country serving a large number of attractions to the global travelers. Many of the U.S. cities like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas thrive with tourists all year round. Major natural attractions here include the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Alaskan subarctic wonders, the Hawaiian beaches and more.
France hosts a variety of places of tourist interest like cities of cultural interest such as Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, the Alpine mountains, ski resorts, beaches, picturesque French villages, spectacular gardens and parks, and more.
These were the 10 most attractive countries that have many tourists in a year. Hope you can go to one of these countries and enjoy the attractions.