Saturday, 18 February 2012

10 Most Visited Countries in the World

Posted by Carrie Ang
Malaysia has been ranked 9th in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) list of 10 most visited countries, with 24.6 million international tourist arrivals in 2010. It came to me as a "shocker", as I continued reading, the list keeps blowing my mind away as what I thought & assumed as great destinations  to visit are not even in the top 10. (*Such as Korea* hehe..) 

Wondering which countries are the most popular travel destinations? Each year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) compiles a list of the most visited countries according to the number of international tourist arrivals for every country. In the last three years, European destinations like France, Spain and Italy have been leading the list, but China surpassed Spain and Italy this time, coming in at third place after France and the United States. It’s quite surprising to find Malaysia coming in as another Asian contender. Let's have a look at the top 10 countries. ^^

1. France: 76.8 million visitors
2. United States: 59.7 million visitors
3. China: 55.7 million visitors
4. Spain: 52.7 million visitors

5. Italy: 43.6 million visitors
6. United Kingdom: 28.1 million visitors
7. Turkey: 27 million visitors
8. Germany: 26.9 million visitors
9. Malaysia: 24.6 million visitors
10. Mexico: 22.4 million visitors
Seeing that we are the smallest country on the list and also our tourist arrivals are almost as high as our population. Good Job!Malaysia... I personally think that tourists were drawn to Malaysia because of its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, multi-races & friendly locals.. =)

Oh....reading this makes me feels so excited!! As I will be flying to Seoul Soon! Yay~~ Lolxx...really can't wait for D-day.. =)


myrockingcradle.com said...

on a visit to KL 2 years ago, i was surprised to see a lot of foreigners there. so, yeah, i guess this inclusion isn't surprising at all.

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