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7 Most tourist-visited countries in the world.

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According to the World Tourism Organization’s publication “World Tourism Barometer“, a total of 917 million international tourists travelled the world in 2022. Aspiring adventurers have proven themselves to be resilient and resourceful, these statistics increased compared to the 2020 statistics during the Covid 19 pandemic.

While not yet achieving pre-pandemic levels, this is considered a notable recovery and one which bodes well for 2023 as it sets out to consolidate its comeback.

It’s time to grab your passport and explore the world again!

Here are the most visited countries in the world, according to the last issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer – January 2023.

1. France – With 48.4 million visitors.

France is the most visited country in the world, with 48.4 million visitors to France in 2022. France is known for its sculptural buildings and dashing places to visit. The country also has some monumental heritage that gives tourists a wonderful experience during their time there.

From the boulevards of Paris to the fashionable seaside resorts of the Côte d’Azur, France offers some of the most beautiful sceneries in the world. The fairy-tale castles, glorious cathedrals, and picture-perfect villages delight romantic tourists.

At the same time, the country’s contemporary monuments and rapid train transit marvel visitors from the storybook surroundings into the ambience of the 21st century.

The video below is on tourist attraction centres in Paris.

Video by Touropia for YouTube

Places to visit in France include The Eiffel Tower, Musée du Louvre, Château de Versailles, Côte d’Azur, Mont Saint-Michel, and many more.

2. Mexico – With 31.9 million visitors

Mexico ranks as the second most tourists visited country in the world with a total number of 31.9 million visitors in 2022.

Mexico is one of the world’s most popular vacation centres in the world, the country has a rich and interesting culture and welcomes foreign visitors. The country is famous for places like the tequila, the Aztecs and the Mayas, the Salma Hayek, the Day of the Dead, drug wars, Lucha libre, Corona beer and the beach resorts. On the Pacific and Caribbean sides, Mexico can offer something for every sort of traveller.

Famous places to visit in Mexico include Monte Alban, El Tajin, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, San Miguel de Allende, and many more.

3. Spain – With 31.2 million visitors.

Spain is the 3rd most tourist-visited country in the world. A total of 31.2 million people visited the country in 2022. The country has some monumental places and centres to visit. Its heritage is beautiful to behold, and they are quite wonderful to keep as memories.

Spain’s endowment with respect to places to visit is, The Sagrada Familia, Alhambra Palace Granada, The Royal Palace Madrid, Seville Cathedral, and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. These are great monumental places to pay a visit to and many more.

4. Turkey – With 29.9 million visitors.

Turkey is a country that is surrounded by beautiful cities. The country received 26.9 million visitors in 2022.

Turkey treks its story from fervent Istanbul to the romantic Mediterranean coast. It is a country that suffered many falls but was able to stand tall.

Tourists enjoy Turkey so much, the look of the country’s cities is wonderful and full of unforgettable memories.

This country offers visitors a wide range of things to do.

For ideas on the best places to visit, the top tourist attractions in Turkey are Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Topkapı Palace, and Pamukkale. These and many others are places to visit in Turkey.

5. Italy – With 26.9 million visitors.

Italy is known for its famous and wonderful heritage and aesthetic place. Italy is home to some of the biggest fashion minds. it received 26.9 million visitors in the year 2022.

The arts come to mind when we think of Italy, as the 5th most visited country in the world; Some of the arts peculiar to the country are Byzantine architecture, Padua’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David and the greatest of Da Vinci’s works.

Italy’s top attractions for tourists are not only the arts and architecture; the country is also blessed with lakes, mountains, and a dramatic coastline that give an outstanding natural attraction. A visit to the Grand Canal in Venice, and Cinque Terre will give an unforgettable experience of the country.

6. United States – With 22.1 million visitors.

America has always been a popular travel destination due to its sprawl of metropolis and small-town beauty. Last year, it welcomed a rounded-down number of 22.1 million inbound tourists.

With travel patterns trending towards city hopping and road-tripping, America’s endless highways are really beautiful to call for attractions.

The United States is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world and some of the most recognizable icons on the planet. Many of the top attractions in the United States are bucket list destinations, drawing visitors from around the world.

Some places to visit include the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, the White House, Walt Disney, World Resort and many more incredible sight sprinkled places in the country.

7. Greece – With 14.7 million visitors.

Greece is one of the best choices for the holidays. In Greece, there are over sixty Islands, historic sites that are as old as four thousand years, beautiful beaches, and towering mountains. Greece received 14.7 million visitors in the year 2022.

There are a wide variety of attractions in Greece, tourists can explore to make the visitation worthwhile. some of these places are Santorini, Mykonos, Delphi, Mount Athos, Lindos, and many more filled with enjoyable sites.

Over the past decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification to become one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world.

The video below is on tourist centres in the world.

Video by Akasbari Holidays for YouTube

The growth in journalism was driven by the strong global economy, growing middle classes and rapid urbanization in emerging, affordable travel and visa.

I believe you are dreaming of a place to be this summer, just make a choice and the experience will be second to none.


Bar chart of 7 top tourist centres in the world done on canvas.
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