10 Most Visited Countries in the World

Traveling around the world is one of the goals many people have on their bucket list. Every year the World Tourism Organization releases statistics on travel and tourism throughout the world. One of the data sets they look at is which countries are the most visited countries in the world. Did you know there were over 1,135,000 tourists that crossed international borders in 2014 alone? Taking a look at where those tourists travelled, we can see the most popular places to visit and can plan for our next vacation! Here’s a list of the 10 most visited countries in the world, by the number of tourists traveling there:

1. France – 83 Million
2. United States – 69.8 Million
3. Spain – 60.7 Million
4. China – 55.7 Million
5. Italy – 47.7 Million
6. Turkey – 37.8 Million
7. Germany – 31.5 Million
8. United Kingdom – 31.2 Million
9. Russian Federation – 28.4 Million
10. Thailand – 26.5 Million
*Data from 2014 UNWTO report which represents 2013 statistics.

The most popular mode of transportation for international travel is flying, which comes as no surprise since it is the fastest way to get from point A to point B. Flying still remains the safest mode of travel as well. On top of being safe and fast, there are also many airlines that offer points, credit cards, or other ways to acquire free or highly discounted flights, attracting large numbers of travelers. US News & World Report recently put together a full list of commercial airlines that offer the best miles and or points rewards. On the top of their list was JetBlue’s TrueBlue program at 4.3 stars and was followed by SouthWest’s Rapid Rewards program. You can find the full list of 2014-2015 best airline rewards here.

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