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World’s Top 10 Most Visited Countries By International Tourists In 2015

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:


1. France
Tourist arrivals: 86.3 million (estimate), up 3 per cent.

2. United States
Tourist arrivals: 77.9 million (estimate), up 3.9 per cent.

3. Spain
Tourist arrivals: 68.1 million (estimate), up 4.8 per cent.


4. China.
Tourist arrivals: 56.9 million (confirmed), up 2.3 per cent.

5. Italy
Tourist arrivals: 50.8 million (estimate), up 4.6 per cent.

6. Turkey
Tourist arrivals: 39.3 million (estimate), down 0.9 per cent.


7. Germany
Tourist arrivals: 35 million (estimate), up 6.1 per cent.

8. United Kingdom
Tourist arrivals: 33.9 million (estimate), up 4 per cent.

9. Mexico
Tourist arrivals: 32.1 million (estimate), up 9.6 per cent.

10. Russia
Tourist arrivals: 31.6 million (estimate), up 6.2 per cent.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
CEO and editorial director of the CEOWORLD magazine, an extensively kudized author, noted journalist, syndicated columnist, and ostensible entrepreneur. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or connect on LinkedIn.