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Five Countries With the Most Tourists by Continent

For each continent, which five countries received the most international visitors in 2017?
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Quiz by tmaster52
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Last updated: December 12, 2018
First submittedApril 24, 2018
Times taken43,519
Average score86.7%
Rating4.93
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Africa
11.3 m
Morocco
10.3 m
South Africa
8.16 m
Egypt
7.05 m
Tunisia
2.45 m
Algeria
 
 
Asia
60.7 m
China
37.6 m
Turkey
35.4 m
Thailand
28.7 m
Japan
25.9 m
Malaysia
Europe
86.9 m
France
81.8 m
Spain
53.4 m
Italy
37.6 m
United Kingdom
37.4 m
Germany
 
 
North America
76.9 m
United States
39.3 m
Mexico
20.8 m
Canada
6.18 m
Dominican Republic
3.98 m
Cuba
Oceania
8.82 m
Australia
3.55 m
New Zealand
0.843 m
Fiji
0.179 m
Papua New Guinea
0.146 m
Samoa
 
 
South America
6.71 m
Argentina
6.59 m
Brazil
6.45 m
Chile
4.03 m
Colombia
4.03 m
Peru
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Level 87
Dec 12, 2018
28/30 = 93% = better than 30%. I feel like an underachieving elite.
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Level 39
Dec 12, 2018
me 29, only Dominican Republic left
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2019
SAME
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Level 61
Feb 10, 2019
Same.
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Level 50
Jun 8, 2022
not same but I do feel like underachiever a little bit
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2018
Perfect score!
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Level 75
Dec 24, 2018
Me too! And I know I have JetPunk to thank.
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2019
Thanks everyone for getting this featured!
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Level 84
Feb 10, 2019
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2019
Thanks for playing!
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Level 57
Feb 5, 2019
If you liked this quiz check out Global Terrorism Index by Continent
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Level 84
Feb 10, 2019
I spent a long time not getting #5 for Europe and thinking that it must be some unexpected country with an intriguing reason for being on the list.

It was not.

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Level 71
Feb 10, 2019
Quite surprised not to see Saudi Arabia, given the amount of people going there on pilgrimage every year
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2019
According to Wikipedia, there are only about 2.35 million pilgrims per year, 600,000 of which are Saudi citizens and not international tourists. I'm kinda surprised that this number isn't higher.
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2022
As far as I'm aware, Saudi Arabia doesn't let many people in.
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Level 77
Feb 10, 2019
Does the data for Turkey includes the tourists that Istanbul without going to Anatolia?
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2022
Yeah, Jetpunk always considers Turkey fully Asian for some reason.
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2019
wow Morocco beating Egypt surprises me
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Level 39
Feb 12, 2019
A lot of Moroccans who live in Europe go to Morocco and of course many other tourists.
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Level 57
Feb 13, 2019
Egyptian tourism dropped within the last four years as a result of heightened security concerns.
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2019
EU citizens get visa free travel to Morocco. Plus lots of French people go there as they speak French.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2019
Got them all with 1:06 remaining at 11:48:39 PM on February 10, 2019, increasing my point total by 5 to 796. I was surprised India was not on the list, though the remaining answers were not surprising. Turkey was the last answer I guessed.
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Level 66
Feb 10, 2019
Me too! With 4 seconds left only!
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Level 37
Feb 10, 2019
Missed Papua New Guinea.
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2019
Interesting to see Cuba rounding out the top 5 in North America given that the 300 million Americans 90 miles to its north have such limited or onerous travel access.

The source of the data for this quiz stems from 2017. The updated 2018 report from the same publication doesn't have any data on Cuba for the subsequent year.

The Washington Post reported a 40% drop in American tourism from the year before. It seems like Cuba really experienced a spike in tourism in 2016 but that has since quickly abated at least in part due to the new administration in Washington.

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Level 57
Feb 13, 2019
Yep. Under the Obama administration, tourism greatly increased as relations were bettered. But under Trump, relations have soured and The US has increased travel restrictions.
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2019
I imagine lots of Canadians still go there, plus I think it’s likely the most popular destination in the Caribbean for Europeans
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Level 55
Jan 20, 2020
Frecnh people we go to our Caribean islands like Guadeloupe and Martinique
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Level 44
Feb 11, 2019
I only got Turkey because I knew it was one of the most visited places in Europe, then it went on the Asia list and that threw me off a bit. Still got them all
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Level 34
Feb 11, 2019
I only missed Samoa...
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Level 34
Feb 11, 2019
Damn, 29/30, I completely forgot Hispaniola existed
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Level 41
Aug 13, 2019
got all of them with 31 seconds left
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Level 41
Aug 13, 2019
got Tunisia last second.
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2020
Every quiz I say, please Dominican Republic not be an answer because it is so annoying to write
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Just type in DR and it will be accepted.
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Level 69
Apr 16, 2020
Wow, interesting to see that Mexico receives more tourists then the top 5 South American countries combined. I guess it makes sense, but it is wild to think about.
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Level 51
Jan 5, 2021
Its only because of its border with the US. I would assume they receive about the same amount of old world tourists as the big south american nations.
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Level 51
Jan 5, 2021
I guessed every single island nation before guessing New Guinea....
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2021
idk why but I guessed Somalia and Libya for Africa and guessed North Korea for Asia
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2021
We don't know why either
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2021
Kinda surprised Peru is only fifth in South America. Although maybe it attracts a lot of intercontinental tourists, but not as many locally.
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2021
Colombia? Wow, that one really surprises me.
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Level 41
Apr 6, 2021
South Korea?
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Level 60
Apr 13, 2021
Interesting. I never would have guessed that Dominican Republic would have more tourists than any other Caribbean tourist destination like Bahamas or Jamaica. Luckily, there isn't that many countries to choose from, so guesswork did the trick.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2021
Algeria? Who's going to Algeria? :O
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2021
Yep, that was the one that got me too. Maybe it is travellers from France but I certainly haven't known anybody who has visited
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Level 51
Aug 10, 2021
I'm surprised the Dominican Republic is the least guessed. To me it seems obvious, it's like everyone goes on vacation there, maybe it's just us Canadians?
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Level 73
Nov 23, 2021
I'm pretty confused because none of the figures in this quiz match the figures in the source - is there a newer source than the one being linked that is used? Secondly, it seems that both France and the US (not even including Hawaii) have significantly more tourists in Oceania than Papua New Guinea and Samoa based on the source.
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Level 64
Jan 31, 2022
i find it strange that argentina, peru and brazil doesn't easily beat the rest of south america with machu pichu and rio de janeiro for exanple
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Level 76
Feb 17, 2022
Cuba? I'm shocked Cuba over Jamaica.
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Level 48
Feb 22, 2022
i wouldn't have gotten the dr but I tried DRC for Africa so I got a freebie