Top 10 Most Visited Tourist Destinations In The World

Top 10 Most Visited Tourist Destinations In The World serendipity_holidays_India_Hyderabad_telangana_800_800

Most visited destinations by international tourist arrivals

In 2018, the top 10 most popular destinations received 40% of all global tourist arrivals. The top 10 international tourism destinations in 2018 were (preliminary UNWTO data):

Rank Destination International
tourist
arrivals
(2018)
International
tourist
arrivals
(2017)
International
tourist
arrivals
(2016)
Change
(2016 to
2017)
(%)
Change
(2015 to
2016)
(%)
1  France 89 million 86.9 million 82.7 million Increase 5.1 Decrease 2.1
2  Spain 83 million 81.8 million 75.3 million Increase 8.6 Increase 10.5
3  United States 80 million 76.9 million 76.4 million Increase 0.7 Decrease 1.8
4  China 63 million 60.7 million 59.3 million Increase 2.5 Increase 4.2
5  Italy 62 million 58.3 million 52.4 million Increase 11.2 Increase 3.2
6  Turkey 46 million 37.6 million 30.3 million Increase 24.1 Decrease 23.3
7  Mexico 41 million 39.3 million 35.1 million Increase 12.0 Increase 9.3
8  Germany 39 million 37.5 million 35.6 million Increase 5.2 Increase 1.8
9  Thailand 38 million 35.4 million 32.6 million Increase 8.6 Increase 8.9
10  United Kingdom 36 million 37.7 million 35.8 million Increase 5.1 Increase 4.0

 

 

 

Asia-Pacific

In 2017, there were over 323 million international tourist arrivals to Asia-Pacific, an increase of 5.6% over 2016.In 2017, top ten destinations were (2017 numbers are preliminary):

Rank Destination International
tourist
arrivals
(2017)
International
tourist
arrivals
(2016)
Change
(2016 to
2017)
(%)
Change
(2015 to
2016)
(%)
1  China 60.7 million 59.3 million Increase 2.5 Increase 4.2
2  Thailand 35.4 million 32.6 million Increase 8.6 Increase 8.9
3  Japan 28.7 million 24.0 million Increase 19.4 Increase 21.8
4  Hong Kong 27.9 million 26.6 million Increase 5.0 Decrease 0.5
5  Malaysia 26.0 million 26.8 million Decrease 3.0 Increase 4.0
6  Macau 17.3 million 15.7 million Increase 9.9 Increase 9.8
7  India 15.5 million 14.6 million Increase 6.7 Increase 9.7
8  Singapore 13.9 million 12.9 million Increase 7.7 Increase 7.2
9  South Korea 13.3 million 17.2 million Decrease 22.7 Increase 30.3
10  Indonesia 12.9 million 11.0 million Increase 16.9 Increase 11.1

 

 

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