Travel Economy in Real Time

Travel & Tourism, with a projected growth of 3.9%, generated US$7.6 trillion in 2014, contributing with almost 10% to world GDP. Since international tourist arrivals also surged, reaching nearly 1.14 billion, we illustrated the fast growing travel economy with real-time numbers showing how many foreign tourists are arriving in the 50 most visited countries per second and how much money they spend.

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Top 10 Visited Countries

Continent Country Arrivals
Europe France
North America USA
Europe Spain
Asia China
Europe Italy
Europe Turkey
Europe Germany
Europe United Kingdom
North America Mexico
Europe Russia

Top 10 Countries by Tourist Spendings

Continent Country Spendings
North America USA
Europe Spain
Europe France
Asia China
Europe Germany
Europe Italy
Europe United Kingdom
Asia Thailand
South America Brazil
Europe Turkey


In the time you've been here...

planes have taken off worldwide

visitor visas have been issued in the US

pieces of luggage have been lost


Interesting Facts

Established in 1919, KLM is the world's oldest airline.

Japan's seven-car maglev train with a top speed 603km/h is the fastest train in the world.

From all countries in the world, France including its overseas territories covers the most time zones (12).

European countries were visited by more overseas tourists (609.1m) than the rest of the world combined.

Every day, 8.6 million passengers and $17.5 billion worth of goods are carried by planes wordlwide.

First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia is the largest hotel in the world with 7,351 rooms.

The bussiest airport in the world is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with 96.1 million passengers yearly.

The most expensive hotel in the world is the Royal Penthouse Suite at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland at $65,000 per night.




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Methodology

The data used on this page was fetched from sources around the web referenced in above link. Some statistics are based on a yearly reported data and are thus averaged down to per second basis and do not represent actual real time data but rather very accurate approximation of real time growth.

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