Which country is the world’s top tourist destination?

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France is the most visited country in the world with 83 million tourists in 2012, followed by the United States with 67 million visitors. Tourists to France spend less money than those visiting the US, likely due to short-term trips from neighboring countries.

The most visited country in the world is France, which had approximately 83 million tourists from around the world in 2012. The United States was the second most visited county, with approximately 67 million international visitors. Tourists to France typically spend significantly less money – about $645 United States Dollars (USD) per person – than those visiting the United States, averaging $1,883 USD per visitor. This is thought to be because tourists to France are more likely to come from neighboring countries for cheap, short-term trips, such as long weekends or camping trips.

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The average international visitor to the United States stays for 18 days.
Bangkok, Thailand and London, England are the two most visited capital cities, with each city receiving around 16 million visitors each year.
The tourism industry accounts for almost 10% of all jobs worldwide.

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