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Top 20 Most Visited Countries

A recent report has revealed the top 20 most visited countries in the world. When choosing where to go on holiday, the majority of us choose the popular tourist hotspots to visit.

If you'd like to check out the rest of the countries, the full list can be found below!

Brimming with historical treasures, delicious food, culture and romance, it's no surprise for many that France has come top of the list! France receives nearly 20 million more tourists each year than USA which came a close second in the report. Bearing in mind that the USA is over fifteen times the size of France, we think that this is pretty impressive!

  1. France - 81,400,000
  2. USA - 62,700,000
  3. China - 57,600,000
  4. Spain - 56,700,000
  5. Italy - 46,100,000
  6. Turkey - 34,000,000
  7. UK - 29,300,000
  8. Germany - 28,400,000
  9. Russian Federation - 24,900,000
  10. Malaysia - 24,700,000
  11. Mexico - 23,400,000
  12. Austria - 23,000,000
  13. Hong Kong - 22,300,000
  14. Ukraine - 21,400,000
  15. Thailand - 19,200,000
  16. Saudi Arabia - 17,500,000
  17. Greece - 16,400,000
  18. Canada - 16,000,000
  19. Poland - 13,400,000
  20. Moroccoo - 12,900,000

With any country, it is always a good idea to research the destination beforehand. Perhaps you are looking for an adventure, a family friendly place, or alternatively a quiet relaxing break - whatever you choose; make sure that the destination you choose is right for you.

Check the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) website for more details on individual countries as well as our extensive Tips and Advice sections.

Things such as accommodation and entertainment are also important things to consider when picking your holiday destination. Having accommodation located at the heart of the city will be convenient, albeit more expensive; some entertainment may be included in your hotel package or you may need to factor in additional travel costs to get where you need to go. Think about the whole picture before you book.

Once you have decided where you want to go and what you want to do now is the time to book! At this point buying travel insurance is essential to protect you against unforeseen circumstances or cancellation. At Alpha Travel Insurance, our policies offer a wide range of cover options, extensions and activity packs so you can tailor your policy to suit your needs! Contact us today for more information.

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