* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Tourist arrivals, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 158 countries was 12431 thousand tourists.The highest value was in the USA: 166009 thousand tourists and the lowest value was in Kiribati: 12 thousand tourists. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: thousand tourists; Source: World Tourism Organization
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
166009
162538
126170
97406
95399
88515
61397
60021
55913
51747
40857
39916
39563
39406
34005
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32430
31884
31882
26101
24419
21553
20292
20129
19116
18009
17914
17503
17174
16107
14797
13710
13109
13026
12815
12552
11832
11818
11061
10951
9466
9429
9343
9107
8565
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8508
8342
8261
8235
7726
7616
7550
7399
7250
6749
6611
6406
6353
6150
6103
5879
5431
5361
5275
4931
4905
4791
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4529
4368
4364
4233
4117
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3170
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2424
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2108
2070
2049
2033
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1904
1894
1847
1703
1674
1651
1634
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1418
1266
1239
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1142
1041
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Definition: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.
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