It’s no surprise, France has been ranked No. 1 among the most visited countries by foreign tourists in the world in 2015. More than 86.3 million foreign tourists visited France last year.
Attracting an impressive 77.9 million international tourists in the space of a year, the United States ranked No. 2, followed by Spain (68.1 million), China (56.9 million), and Italy, pulled in a mere 50.8 million, just ahead of Turkey at 39.3 million.
A total of 1.184 billion tourists travelled worldwide, a rise of 4.4 per cent from a year earlier. Germany takes 7th place in the rankings, Russia took the 10th place among the most visited countries in the world in 2015.
Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 most visited countries by international tourists in 2015:
Tourist arrivals: 86.3 million (estimate), up 3 per cent.
2. United States
Tourist arrivals: 77.9 million (estimate), up 3.9 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 68.1 million (estimate), up 4.8 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 56.9 million (confirmed), up 2.3 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 50.8 million (estimate), up 4.6 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 39.3 million (estimate), down 0.9 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 35 million (estimate), up 6.1 per cent.
8. United Kingdom
Tourist arrivals: 33.9 million (estimate), up 4 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 32.1 million (estimate), up 9.6 per cent.
Tourist arrivals: 31.6 million (estimate), up 6.2 per cent.