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Top Ten Tourism Countries of the World

10. Russia

Russia being the largest country of the world is one of the most visited tourist destination of the world , due to its rich cultural heritage and diversity , Russia has become one the most desired tourist destination of the world.
Russia contains 23 UNESCO world heritage sites and this has been driving millions of tourists from all over the world towards it.
The popular tourists destinations of Russia are St Petersburg , Moscow , Lake Baikal , Tretyakov Gallery and many more.
With about 31 million visitors from all over the world every year , Russia stands in 10 position among the World's top tourism destinations.

9. Mexico

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Mexico is the second most visited tourist destination in North America and 9th most visited country in the world. Tourism is a very large industry in Mexico and it receives highest income from tourism from among all the countries of  North America.The most notable attractions are the Meso-American ruins, cultural festivals, colonial cities, nature reserves and the beach resorts. The nation's temperate climate and unique  fusion of the European and the MesoAmerican culture has made Mexico an attractive tourist destination. The peak tourism seasons in the country are during December and the mid-Summer , with about 17 beaches , Mexico is one of the famous beach destination of the world attracting visitors mostly from United states , Canada and Asia.With about 32.1 million international visitors every year , Mexico stands 9th among the Worlds top tourism destinations.

8. United Kingdom

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With about 34.4 million visitors from all over the World , United Kingdom is the 8th most visited tourist destination of the world. Even though the number of international visitors are not much , the UK receives highest visitors from united states.
The most attractive tourist destinations of The United kingdom are :
1. Tower of London
2. St Paul's Cathedral
3. Westminster Abbey

4. Carrickfergus Castle
5. Giant's Causeway
6. Aberdeen (Granite City)
7. Glasglow
8. Swansea
The busiest period for domestic travel in the UK is during bank holidays and the summer months, with August being the busiest.

7. Germany

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Considered as one of the safest travel 
destinations of the world , Germany is  the 7th most visited tourist destination of the world with 35 million annual visitors.

The popular tourist destinations of Germany:

1. Berlin
2. Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
3. Saxon Switzerland National Park
4. Bavarian Forest National Park
5. Jasmund National Park
6. Messe Frankfurt
7. Messegelände
8. Europa-Park

Tourism being an important industry contributes 4.5 % of the countries GDP.
According to the survey conducted by the official tourism body of Germany the main reasons for tourism in Germany are :
Culture (75%), outdoors/countryside (59%), cities (59%), cleanliness (47%), security (41%), modernity (36%), good hotels (35%), good gastronomy/cuisine (34%), good accessibility (30%), cosmopolitanism/hospitality (27%), good shopping opportunities (21%), exciting nightlife (17%) and good price/performance ratio (10%).

6. Turkey

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Turkey has become a popular tourist destination due to its Historical sites , culture, spa, and health care tourism .
Turkey is the  6th  most popular destination of the world with  39.5 million annual visitors from all over the world but recently the tourism in Turkey has been declining due to Russian economic crisis attacks from ISIS.

Istanbul is the Turkey's most popular tourist destination and also in the world , the main attraction in Istanbul are the historical places and hotels in the city , few of the major tourism places in Istanbul are :
Hagia Sophia, the Topkapı Palace, the Basilica Cistern, the Dolmabahçe Palace and Galata Tower.
Istanbul is also the biggest shopping center of Europe . The Cevahir Mall in Istanbul is the biggest shopping center in Europe and seventh largest center in the world.
Other famous tourist destinations in Turkey include  Ephesus, Troy, Pergamon, House of the Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Trabzon and many more.


5. Italy

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Italy is the 5th most visited tourist country of the world with about 50.7 million international visitors every year. People mainly visit Italy for its rich art, cuisine, history, fashion and culture, its beautiful coastline and beaches, its mountains, and priceless ancient monuments.
Another main reason for tourism in Italy is it has more number of UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country.

Tourism is an important and rapidly growing sector in Italy earning an annual revenue of about €189.1 billion.

Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world, with an average of 7-10 million tourists a year.
The historical monument in Rome like the Coloseum which is one among the seven wonders of the world , Vatican museums and other sites like Pantheon ,  Piazza Navona, St Peter's Basilica are the among the most visited cities of the world with an average of 3 - 4.5 million visitors every year.
In 2006 Rome was ranked 8th position among 150 most visited cities of the world.
Another major tourist attraction in Italy is Milan which is one of  Europe's most important tourist destinations, and Italy's second important city with 1.902 million arrivals in 2007 and 1.914 million in 2008, it places itself 42nd and 52nd respectively among the most visited cities in the world.

4. China

China has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the recent decades , With about 56.9 million annual visitors china is the fourth most important tourist destination of the world , the main attraction for tourists in Chain are its Historical and cultural sites , natural sites and folk customs.

The most renowned site of China like the "Great wall of  China" which is one of the seven wonders of the world is a classical example for  Chinese historical site and a major source of tourist attraction in China.

The most famous Chinese tourism sites:
1. Chongqing
2. Guangzhou
3. Jingziguan, Henan
4. Wuyuan, Jiangxi and many more.
According to the WTO, by 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and among the largest for overseas travel.

3. Spain

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Tourism is a main industry in Spain contributing about 10.9% the country's GDP , since 1960s Spain has been a famous tourist destination for Summer vacations specially for visitors from UK, France, Germany and Italy , With more than 68.2 million annual international visitors Spain is the stands in third position among the worlds most visited tourist nations.
Spain's mild climate throughout  the year and extensive sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean as well as of its two archipelagoes : Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands are the main attraction to the tourists from European countries.
In addition these Spain has many historical cities and towns , 13 of Spain's cities are listed as the UNESCO world heritage cities and Barcelona and Madrid are the most popular among them driving millions of tourists every year.
Festivals are also among the main attractions for the tourists to Spain and the most famous festivals are the Romería de El Rocío in Almonte, Huelva, the world-famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, the Fallas in Valencia, the Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia and the Fiestas del Pilar in Zaragoza.

Spain's most popular tourist destinations :
1. Barcelona
2. Madrid
3. Tenerife
4. Majorca
5. Sivelle
Apart from these Spain is known to have the best night among all the countries of Europe and being a country of mountains winter tourism is also preferred by the tourists for there are many ski resorts in the country.

2. United States

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Tourism is a large industry in United States serving millions of people both international and domestic every year , People mainly prefer United States for tourism due to its natural wonders, cities, historic landmarks, and entertainment venues.
Tourists spend more money in the United States than any other country and with 77.5 million annual visitors United states stands second among the worlds most visited tourist countries.

 There are 2,462 registered National Historic Landmarks  recognized by the United States government and Orlando is the most visited site among them.

United States most popular tourist destinations:
1.New York city
2. Los Angeles
3. Las Vegas
4. Grand Canyon
5. Orlando
6. San Francisco
Today, there exists a wide range of tourist attractions in the United States such as amusement parks, festivals, gambling, golf courses, historical buildings and landmarks, hotels, museums, galleries, outdoor recreation, spas, restaurants and sports.Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida, is the most visited theme park in the world. 

1. France

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With more than 84.5 million annual international visitors France stands the first among the the worlds most visited and most popular tourist destinations.
France has 37 sites listed under UNESCO's World Heritage List and features cities of high cultural interest , beaches and seaside resorts, ski resorts, and rural regions that many enjoy for their beauty and tranquillity.
Tourism is  the most important sector of France since it contributes to  9.7% of the countries total GDP.
Paris, the capital city, is the third most visited city in the world. Paris has some of the world's largest and renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world, but also the Musée d'Orsay, mostly devoted to impressionism, and Beaubourg, dedicated to Contemporary art. Paris hosts some of the world's most recognizable landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, which is the most-visited paid monument in the world .

Notable French tourist destinations:

1. Eiffel tower : Most visited paid monument of the world
2.  Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie : Biggest science museum in Europe
3. French Riviera : The second leading tourist destination in the country with 10 miilion tourists a year.
4. Loire Valley : World Heritage site
5. Louvre Museum : 8.5 million visitors annually
Tourism is also desired in France due its Skiing resorts , Annual Cycle race  (Tour de France)
 Mediterranean beaches , Religious pilgrimage , theme parks.