Most Visited Countries

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According to the statistics of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), approximately 1 billion 400 million people travel from one country to another every year around the world, and 42% of these visitors specifically choose 10 countries.

Turkey is the 6th country in the world that attracts the most foreign tourists. 6 of the 10 countries on the list are from the European continent.

According to the data of 2019, the 10 most visited countries and the most visited cities in the world...

Top 10 Countries Most Popular with Tourists

10. United Kingdom

United Kingdom

International tourist arrivals: 39.4 million

England, the largest of the four countries of the United Kingdom, ranks 10th on the list. The country, which is in a different position from other European countries with its unique atmosphere, music, culture, literature and nature, continues to attract millions of foreign tourists every year. Apart from London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are among the most visited cities.

9. Germany


International tourist arrivals: 39.6 million

Famous for its beer festivals, music festivals and Christmas markets, Germany invites people from all over the world to have fun. Many young people who want to experience European city life and underground culture continue to prefer Berlin. Berlin also has the world-famous "Berlin Wall" and "Brandenburg Gate". Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, famous for its Oktoberfest, are among the cities that attract the most foreign tourists.

8. Thailand


International tourist arrivals: 39.8 million

The number of foreign visitors to Thailand continues to increase every year. Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket are among the most preferred cities. The Songkran Festival, where the New Year is celebrated, is also a favorite of foreign tourists.

7. Mexico


International tourist arrivals: 45.0 million

Mexico is one of the most popular countries in the Americas. Mexico is a favorite of foreigners in the gastronomy and entertainment sector as well as its beaches. Chichen Itza, the most famous of the great Mayan cities, and Mexico City are among the most visited cities.

6. Turkey


International tourist arrivals: 51.2 million

Stunning with its historical and cultural riches, Turkey took its 6th place in the list. Apart from Istanbul, the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with their beautiful beaches and coves also attract the attention of millions of tourists every year.

Besides Istanbul, which hosts many cultures, Antalya, Izmir, Muğla, Ankara and Denizli are among the most visited cities.

5. Italy


International tourist arrivals: 64.5 million

Italy, which has a different culture and history at every point, is in the 5th place. Famous for its fairy-tale streets and canals, Venice, where the heart of the fashion world beats, and Florence, which resembles an open-air sculpture museum, are among the most visited cities.

4. China


International tourist arrivals: 65.7 million

China, which is the 3rd largest country in the world in terms of surface area, ranks 4th in the list.

China hosts a lot of business people, especially in terms of business tourism. In recent years, rural areas as well as city centers have been visited by foreign tourists in China. Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai are among the most visited cities in the country.

3. United States of America

United States of America

International tourist arrivals: 79.3 million

The USA, which is the 4th country with the largest land area in the world, took the 3rd place in the list. As you can imagine, the regions that attract the most foreign visitors in the country are New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.

2. Spain


International tourist arrivals: 83.5 million

Spain, which draws attention with its unique nature as well as its deep-rooted history, is mostly preferred by the Germans, Dutch and British. Especially in summer, foreign tourists visit the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza and the Balearic Islands, making a great contribution to the country's economy.

1. France


International tourist arrivals: 90 million

France has been at the top of the list of the world's most visited countries for years. The most visited city, as you can imagine, is Paris, the capital city of the "Tour Eiffel", the "Louvre Museum" where architecture and art meet, the "Musée d'Orsay", the "Arc de Triomphe" and the adventure park "Disneyland".

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