Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by a total of six countries including Ghana and Ivory Coast. It is a francophone country with French as its official business and government language.
Tourism in Brunei is governed by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. Because of the strength of its currency in comparison to those of its neighboring countries, its tour packages are a bit more expensive than the other countries in the region.
Brazil saw a record number of international tourists in 2016 which was greatly boosted by the Olympic Games that were held in South America with Brazil being the host nation. It is reported that Brazil had a total of 6.6 million visitors in that year, which translated into a 4.8% increase from the previous year’s record.
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is topographically flat, with approximately 70% of its territory being the Kalahari Desert; it is bordered by South Africa to the south and Namibia to the west.
Along with being the first country to declare Christianity, as it’s national religion, hence boasting a rich ancient history with equally stunning views, with the peak of Mount Ararat dominating the country’s skyline Armenia is certainly a small but charming nation raking in millions of tourists each year. The countless beautiful monasteries in a truly spectacular natural beauty feel like heaven on earth.
Bejeweled with natural wonders with an abundance of exotic wildlife, colonial towns along with its vibrant culture, and graced as one of the world’s hotspots for tourism, the vast territory of Argentina has everything to offer. Apart from the behemoth metropolis of Buenos Aries and main cities like Salta, Rosario, Ushuaia the real trump cards outside the capital are the sheer size of the land and diverse wildlife inhabiting it.
Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra is a sovereign landlocked microstate in southwestern Europe. It is the 16th smallest country in the world by land and 11th smallest country by population.
Tourism in Albania is the greatest contributor to the country’s economy. It is characterized by rich archaeological and cultural heritage. The country also has unspoiled beaches, mountainous landscapes and traditional cuisines (Mediterranean cuisines).
Angola is a country in southern Africa and is the 7th largest country in Africa. Angola’s tourism industry is relatively new considering the 2002 civil unrest. The tourism industry of Angola is majorly based on the country’s natural beauty inclusive of its waterfalls, rivers and beautiful coastline.
Belgian tourism suffered a major setback in November 2015 and then again on 22nd March because of the attacks. Tourism kept low till the end of the summer, after which it started regaining in October most probably because of business. The number of tourist arrivals in Belgium rose from 11.8 million in 2006 to almost 15.8 million in 2015, which dropped to 15.2 million in 2016.
A small country with Manama as the capital is the most common tourist destination. Another Island by the name of Muharraq where the Bahrain international airport resides also holds some tourist destinations. Major modes of transport in and out of the country are by air and the only terrestrial route via King Fahd Causeway which connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.
From diving in with Dolphins or playing alongside with sea lions at Dolphin Cay or snorkeling alongside the exotic tropical fish and sharks in the amazing habitat in the ruins of Atlantis, to exploring the lost city of Atlantis as you walk through and discover one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, Bahamas has got it all covered.
The literal example of East meeting West is Azerbaijan. It is a country that straddles both in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Along with it’s fiery volcano mountain, ancient mosques it boasts of impressive ultra modern architecture such as the flame towers in Baku that casts a bronzed glow over the city at night. Featuring the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Baku along with the delicious delicacies Teze market has to offer no matter what your programs are, Azerbaijan has lots to offer.
After many years of Independence, Bangladesh tourism has started to flourish over the last 15-20 years. Tourism in the country shows a substantial fluctuation over the years because of the political imbalances and the natural calamities of the country.
Tourists to Bangladesh are mostly from South Asia, followed by Europe, East Asia and the Pacific and the least from America.
Tourism in the country showed a good growth from 1996-2006. 2006 onwards, it showed a decline till 2014. The industry is growing but at a very slow pace. In 2014 almost 125,000 tourists visited the country.
Rich in ancient traditions and boasting medieval ages castles Austria sets you in the classic ages where emperors and kings once ruled the world hence attracting millions of tourists from all over the world. Tourism sector plays a vital role in Austria, contributing largely to the country’s GDP accounting almost 16.1% of the total GDP.
Tourism in Bhutan began in 1974 when the government opened its isolated country for foreigners. Following the privatization of the Bhutan tourism Corporation in 1991, more than 75 companies have been seen to be operative in the country.
With 209570 tourists including regional tourists, Bhutan recorded the highest tourist arrivals in 2016. This was a 35% shoot up compared to the 16% of 2015. This marked an increase in both regional and international arrivals. The regional arrivals hit a 50% increase with the international arrivals hitting a 35% increase in 2016 compared to 2015. [...]
Formally known as British Honduras, Belize is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America
Data gathered and compared between 2014 and 2015 show that Belize is steadily growing in popularity for overnight visitors. One of its leading airports, Philip Goldson Airport recorded a 75.02% of overnight sector in 2015. This figure shows a 7% increase compared to 2014.
Bolivia is a country in South America with a great tourism potential with many attractions due to its diverse culture, geographic features and food culture.
The booming tourism industry is as a result of UNESCO declaring six centers as world heritage centers. These centers form the basic line of ‘must visit centers’ for every visitor who comes to Bolivia. These heritage centers include:
From the mythical formation of the great Blue Mountains to the heart of the largest reef, the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has it all. Each year the diversified landscape untouched with modernity rakes in millions of tourists and empowering about 800,770 people with jobs, hence contributing to almost 12-15% of Australia’s total exports earning. [...]
Benin is a West African country that consists of narrow wedge settings extending northward for about for approximately 400miles from the Gulf of Guinea. It has a record 75 mile coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean to River Niger, which forms its border with Niger.
Kenya is a home to well over 50 national parks and game reserves. It also has a broad coastline that covers approximately 500km. Kenya offers broad cultural and historic attractions to its tourists, both local and international tourists.
Because of the rapid growth of the tourism industry, it has become the country’s second largest foreign exchange earner. A part from the natural beauties, Kenya boasts of its beautiful traditional culture that has refused to diffuse even with the growing technology. The Maasai community remains one of the few communities in Africa that has held strong to its cultural practices. From their stories of the morans (Maasai initiates) fighting lions, to the stories of their skin piercings, these make Kenya one of the few ultimate destinations for tourists worldwide.
Throughout the year 1993-2014 The tourism industry in Nepal had seen a tremendous growth mostly due to the encouragement of the Nepalese government in the form of subsidies, continuous increase in standard of living and promotions of the diversified country providing equally diversified and ample activities to the little known world through social medias. However the tourism industry suffered a heavy loss in the year 2015. [...]
Given the importance of tourism in the overall economic growth in the Philippines, one would wonder how much income does tourism bring into the country. In response to this, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are closely working together to measure the contribution of tourism in the economy through the institutionalization of the PTSA. As measured by the share of tourism direct gross value added (TDGVA) to total gross domestic product (GDP), the contribution of tourism to the economy was estimated at 8.6 percent in 2017. The TDGVA amounted to PhP 1,234.5 billion in 2017, higher percent compared to previous year’s PhP 1,093.4 billion.
China Tourism The tourism industry in China has experienced unprecedented development in recent years due to sustained economic growth, increased implementation of reform and opening policies and a significant increase in people's personal incomes. The huge emissions market has caught the attention of the world. The domestic market continues to grow. The entry market is, however, in a slowdown.
Nowadays in Russia tourism is quite stable and successful. Over the past 10 years, despite minor downturns, there has been a trend of increase not only in-country visits by foreign tourists, but also to increase the number of Russians tourists prefer domestic resorts.
2016 Tourism Statistics of India - Top 10 Countries
Top countries of the world love to travel to the Asian country India. Yes, you read it right. People of United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, France and China love to make a tour to India. We are not saying this, the statistical report of United Nations World Tourism Organization is saying this. [...]read more