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Top 10 spenders on international tourism

China Daily

15:50, September 07, 2018

The international tourist arrivals reached a record high of 1,323 million last year, 84 million more than the previous year, with a 6.8 percent year-on-year increase, the highest since 2010, according to a report released by the UNWTO at the end of August.

Chinese tourists, spending $257.7 billion on international tourism last year, almost one-fifth of the world's total tourism spending of $1.3 trillion last year, have continued to lead global outbound travel, the report said.

Let's take a look at the world's top 10 spenders on global travel.

No.10 Italy

Spending: $27.7 billion


Italian tourists visit Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan province, August 26, 2018. (Photo/VCG)

No.9 Republic of Korea

Spending: $30.6 billion


A Korean tourist takes a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Jan 4, 2016. (Photo/IC)

No.8 Russia

Spending: $31.1 billion


Russian tourists play on a beach in Sanya, Hainan province, April 28, 2014. (Photo/VCG)

No.7 Canada

Spending: $31.8 billion


A man wears a Canadian flag-themed hat while talking on mobile phone during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, July 1, 2016. (Photo/VCG)

No.6 Australia

Spending: $34.2 billion


Tourists from Australia have an ice cream at a shop in Tokyo, Feb 7, 2018. (Photo/VCG)

No.5 France

Spending: $41.4 billion


French tourists take photos on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, Aug 21, 2017. (Photo/VCG)

No.4 United Kingdom

Spending: $71.4 billion


Tourists from United Kingdom visit France's northern port city of Calais on June 24, 2017. (Photo/VCG)

No.3 Germany

Spending: $89.1 billion


German tourists are welcomed at the international airport of Egypt's Red Sea town of Sharm el-Sheikh upon their arrival at the holiday resort on Oct 31, 2015. (Photo/VCG)

No.2 United States

Spending: $135 billion


Tourists from the US listen to the guide at Xijin Ferry Historical Street Block, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, April 4, 2018. (Photo/VCG)

No.1 China

Spending: $257.7 billion


Chinese tourists ride camels at the Sahara Desert in Hurghada, Egypt, July 6, 2018. (Photo/IC)

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