51 Countries Where International Tourists Outnumber Local Residents

So, when it comes to international inbound tourists as a percentage of population, there are 51 countries where tourists outnumber local residents, according to the numbers crunched by London’s The Daily Telgraph.

Andorra, a small country nestled between Spain and France in the Pyrenees Mountains, took the top spot, which received more than 2.36 million international tourists in 2014, despite having a population of fewer than 70,000.

That works out at 33.5 tourists per resident.

Andorra was followed by Macau, the world’s largest casino hub (24.8 tourists per resident) and then three Caribbean destinations: the British Virgin Islands (12.8 tourists per resident), Turks and Caicos (10.4 tourists per resident), and Aruba (10.3 tourists per resident).

Using 2014 figures from the World Bank, the newspaper divided each country’s total number of international inbound tourists by its population to come up with the list.

Note: Please keep in mind that the Vatican City is not included in the list. As it doesn’t appear in the World Bank’s database, the newspaper points out, but with population of only 842 and annual international inbound tourists numbering around 5 million, it gets 6,000 tourists per citizen.  

51 Countries Where International Tourists Outnumber Local Residents

  1. Andorra – 33.53057199 annual tourists per resident
  2. Macao – 24.78871897
  3. British Virgin Islands – 12.81668161
  4. Turks and Caicos Islands – 10.42546376
  5. Aruba – 10.31870554
  6. Monaco – 8.719620471
  7. Northern Mariana Islands – 8.353005266
  8. Guam – 7.905347735
  9. Bahrain – 7.589107757
  10. Saint Maarten – 7.142857143
  11. Palau – 6.622516556
  12. Cayman Islands – 6.386846099
  13. US Virgin Islands – 5.812269488
  14. Malta – 3.91808649
  15. Hong Kong – 3.801141574
  16. The Bahamas – 3.67765496
  17. Bermuda – 3.433739557
  18. Iceland – 3.01671891
  19. Maldives – 2.945036575
  20. Austria – 2.937027237
  21. Curacao – 2.860035434
  22. Croatia – 2.751394043
  23. Antigua and Barbuda – 2.711886558
  24. Seychelles – 2.508073197
  25. San Marino – 2.35990057
  26. Estonia – 2.224088756
  27. Montenegro – 2.169064956
  28. Singapore – 2.143449993
  29. Cyprus – 2.094739552
  30. Greece – 2.035619507
  31. St. Kitts and Nevis – 2.033398114
  32. Ireland – 1.899065723
  33. Barbados – 1.833119293
  34. St. Lucia – 1.827036903
  35. Luxembourg – 1.822088345
  36. Denmark – 1.808843619
  37. Georgia – 1.499320468
  38. Liechtenstein – 1.438810583
  39. Spain – 1.400203011
  40. Qatar – 1.264228724
  41. Grenada – 1.254388018
  42. France – 1.253839619
  43. Hungary – 1.233152586
  44. Slovenia – 1.16825147
  45. Albania – 1.156388675
  46. Slovak Republic – 1.149510052
  47. Dominica – 1.114474408
  48. Switzerland – 1.105107581
  49. United Arab Emirates – 1.090973066
  50. Bulgaria – 1.018530115
  51. Czech Republic – 1.006234446

51 Countries Where International Tourists Outnumber Local Residents

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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