Finding the best destination is the beginning of your travel planning. It can be also the hardest decision for travellers to choose the country and location for a trip. The key question here is: “What do you want?”. What do you want to see, explore, experience on your holiday or vacation? Some people tend to discover historical places, they want to get lost in the depths of history. Pure nature, snowy mountains can be the best attractions for some people, while others are willing to enjoy sunny beaches, a tremendous sea, and fresh air. Options, choices, and tastes are endless for different people.
There are some countries that always attract people more than others. Millions of people visit them in order to enjoy their time and realize their dreams. Perhaps the secret of these countries is that they combine a large part of these different things that people are looking for.
What are the top 10 most visited countries?
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) of the United Nations released its annual report of 2019 data. Now we will share with you the list of the top 10 most visited countries in the world in 2019!
10. England (36.9 million tourists)
England, the largest of the four countries that make up the UK, ranked 10th with 36.9 million people. With its distinctive atmosphere, music, culture, literature, and nature, the country continues to attract millions of foreign tourists every year. Apart from London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham are among the most visited cities.
9. Germany (39.4 million tourist)
Famous for its beer festivals, music festivals, and Christmas markets, Germany invites people from all over the world to entertain. 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 the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, where is famous for Octoberfest, are among the cities that attract the most foreign tourists.
8. Thailand (39.7 million tourists)
Thailand is one of the top list countries. Sandy beaches, hospitable locals, and amazing unique food make Thailand one of the most visited counties in the world each year. Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket are among the most preferred cities. The Songkran Festival, where the new year is celebrated, is also the favorite of foreign tourists.
7. Mexico (44.9 million tourists)
This wonderful North American country has been the target of travellers who love to make unique trips to unique countries. Mexico is notable for its culture, cuisine, entertainment, geographical advantages, hot beaches of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and nature, as well as for hosting Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world. Mexico is a favourite of foreigners in the gastronomy and entertainment industry as well as its beaches.
6. Turkey (52.5 million tourists)
Turkey took 6th place in the list with its historical and cultural richness. Apart from Istanbul, the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts with its exquisite beaches and holiday villages attracted millions of tourists last year as well. Most tourists prefer to visit Istanbul in Turkey. Antalya is also one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its historical and natural beauties. Turkey's Antalya city attracts many tourists with its beauty, magnificent hotels, amazing sea coasts, and sunny beaches.
5. Italy (64.6 million tourists)
One of the constant conquerers of the heart of the world tourism, Italy, the pearl of the Mediterranean coast, home to the Colosseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, attracted more than 64 million tourists last year. This country adorns the dreams of all travelers with its world-famous cities, buildings, historical monuments, beaches, and tourist attractions. Venice, famous for its fairytale streets and canals, Milan, the heart of the fashion world, and Florence, which resembles an open-air sculpture museum, are among the most visited cities.
4. China (67.5 million tourists)
There is a country that differs from any other country in the world with its unique structure of cities, way of life, culture, history, cuisine, religious views, multicultural riches - China! Traveling to this great eastern country once can give you an unforgettable experience and change your life. China welcomes many tourists, especially in terms of business tourism. In China, rural areas as well as city centers have been visited by foreign tourists in recent years. Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai were among the most visited cities in the country.
3. United States of America (78.7 million tourists)
New York's Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Manhattan, Washington's White House, Miami beaches, Arizona's Grand Canyon, Las Vegas casinos, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, and countless other places adorn the dreams of many travellers. More than 78 million people realized their dream in last year. As you can expect, 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 (83.8 million tourists)
Spain, one of the largest tourist countries in Europe, known worldwide with its capital Madrid, Barcelona, its unique culture and art, the architectural style of its cities, and world-famous buildings hosted more than 83 million tourists last year. Compared to previous years, the number of visitors to Spain has increased. Mostly Germans, Dutch and British prefer Spain. Foreign tourists, especially those who come in the summer months, visit the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza, the Balearic Islands and they masü a great contribution to the country's economy.
1. France (90.3 million tourists)
France has maintained its leadership in the list of the most loved and visited countries in Europe and the world. Last year the country hosted more than 90 million tourists.
What are the best places to visit in France?
Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, the Seine, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and many other tourist attractions made France top choice for people again. The most visited city is Paris in the world, as most people expect.