Researchers and analysts each year summarize the most visited places on the planet. I preferred travelers from all over the world – picturesque small towns, sun resorts, mountain silence or urban chic. Or maybe all at once? What countries were the most popular among tourists – read on.
We were very lucky, because most of the most visited countries are located in Europe. Moreover, some even fly low-cost airlines from the Ukrainian cities, so to check whether these countries have the best – everyone can.
According to the analytical portal of the World Population Review, the most popular countries of 2019 began as much as 4 European countries. The researchers calculated which countries were visited by most tourists.
In the first place turned out to be one of the most romantic countries in the world – France. The symbols of Paris – the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, the Champs elysées and the arc de Triomphe came to see 82,7 million travelers.
The triumphal arch is considered a symbol of Paris along with the Eiffel tower
From Lviv, Kharkiv and Kiev to the capital of France is flying the Ukrainian low-cost airline Sky Up.
- Lviv – Paris – from 1390 UAH per person.
- Kharkov – Paris – from 2,145 USD.
- Kiev – Paris – from 2,135 USD.
A country with one of the strongest economies of the world took second place in the ranking. More of 76.4 million travelers managed to see the most beautiful places in the United States. And there are many. Probably, this country combines all types of holidays, from beach and ski resorts to the historic centers of Washington and skyscrapers of Boston.
The statue of Liberty in new York
Travel to USA will cost dearly, because in addition to tickets for the 10 hour journey by plane, but you still need a visa. And get it is not so easy.
Central Park in new York
In third place was Sunny Spain. It was visited 75,3 million tourists. There go those who want to forget about the daily routine and just enjoy life. By the way, the national motto of Spain notes that the life in this country designed for pleasure, not for suffering.
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
Spain is considered the second highest country in Europe after Switzerland. 90% of its territory is mountainous, and the whole of Spain is located at an altitude of 660 meters above sea level.
The main cities are Barcelona (capital of Catalonia) and Madrid is filled with many ancient buildings and temples having great historical value. Ukrainians will be able to see the legendary places of Spain, because Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia flying Irish Ryanair.
59,2 million people came to China in 2019. The history of this country is very rich and thousands of years. There skillfully combines traditions of an ancient civilization and the rhythm of modern cities. Almost all attractions of China showing the local flavor. One of the most famous is the Great wall of China. It is the world’s longest building, which was erected for the purpose of defense.
Beautiful Italy took in 2019 52,3 million tourists. It is striking that more than half of the population of Italy. Now there are more than 60.5 million people.
This is not surprising, because despite the relatively small size of the territory in Italy raised a lot of architectural monuments, majestic cathedrals and cozy places.
To see the Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal family came to 35.8 million people. Travelling around the UK, visit London, to live to see all those images that were drawn in the textbooks on the English language. Of course, the most famous symbol of London is big Ben. You will not be able to miss him, because he is the main landmark in the town. By the way, back in the summer of 2018, the monument was closed for restoration, which should be completed in 2021.
Important! Ukrainians still need a visa to travel to the UK.
35.5 million people came to Germany in 2019. This is one of the largest and richest countries of the European Union bordering the North and Baltic seas. The country is extremely diverse, and everyone can find a vacation for everyone: from sandy beaches to mountain ranges of the Alps, from the gloomy forest and to the chalk cliffs of rügen.
The Capital Of Bavaria – Munich
By the way, from Ukraine to Germany fly two well-known low cost airline – Wizz Air and Ryanair.
This picturesque country in North America called for 35 million adventurers. Mexico ranks fourth in the world in biological diversity. On its territory there are five types of climate and in 9 out of 11 types of ecosystems. And Mexico holds first place for number of reptiles living on its territory. In addition, slightly more than 77% of the species of cactuses grow exclusively in Mexico and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Cactuses in Mexico
Also In Mexico there are 26 unique locations, listed in the world heritage list of UNESCO. And that’s more than in Egypt, Greece, Peru and the United States.
The Paradise Islands of Thailand saw more than 32.5 million people. This country is the freest country in Asia. It has never been colonized by European countries. Interestingly, in Thailand it is now the year 2556. This can be explained by the fact that the Thais start the chronology from the time when the Buddha was born.
From April 2019 Ukrainians can travel to Thailand without a visa! Read more about when it is cheaper to fly to Thailand, where to stay and what to see – read the material LifeStyle 24.
Fantastic mosques and cultural monuments and picturesque nature – this affects Turkey. There in 2019 came just over 30.2 million travelers.
The blue mosque in Turkey
The thermal springs of Pamukkale
Regular flights from Ukrainian cities in Turkey is Turkish budget airline Pegasus Airlines.