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World Tourism Day 2018: Five counties where tourists outnumber locals

World Tourism Day has been celebrated for over 30 years on September 27 worldwide every year. It was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in 1980 to emphasize the importance of tourism to a country’s economic well-being. In addition to tourists exploring other countries to witness or be a part of another country’s social, cultural or political difference, World Tourism Day is also celebrated to raise awareness among the tourists. One finest example of raising concerns with tourism is at the May Bay in Thailand that was closed to tourists because a huge part of the coral reef was being affected. Hence, World Tourism Day also reminds tourists or travellers both to remain mindful of not spoiling the environment through practices that can’t be restored. The responsibly to take care of Mother Earth is the tourists' duty as it is the locals. For countries such as France, Spain and Italy, given their sheer size, tourism and them relying on the country’s Tourism only seems fair. But these small places have also proven that they can have tourism as big as the bigger countries.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 September 2018, 02:37:25 PM
World Tourism Day 2018

World Tourism Day 2018

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World Tourism Day has been celebrated for over 30 years on September 27 worldwide every year. It was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in 1980 to emphasize the importance of tourism to a country’s economic well-being. In addition to tourists exploring other countries to witness or be a part of another country’s social, cultural or political difference, World Tourism Day is also celebrated to raise awareness among the tourists. One finest example of raising concerns with tourism is at the May Bay in Thailand that was closed to tourists because a huge part of the coral reef was being affected. Hence, World Tourism Day also reminds tourists or travellers both to remain mindful of not spoiling the environment through practices that can’t be restored. The responsibly to take care of Mother Earth is the tourists' duty as it is the locals. For countries such as France, Spain and Italy, given their sheer size, tourism and them relying on the country’s Tourism only seems fair. But these small places have also proven that they can have tourism as big as the bigger countries.
The Country of Andorra

The Country of Andorra

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Located in a tiny, independent principality between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains, Telegraph reports that Andorra has 33.53057199 annual tourists per resident. Known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping, Andorra achieved considerable prosperity through its tourist industry since World War II.
Macao

Macao

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With 24.78871897 annual tourists per resident, Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it has a mix of both the East and West influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia."
British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

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Known for its reef-lined beaches and a yachting destination, British Virgin Islands has a report of 12.81668161 annual tourists per residents.
Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

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Another British Island Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands in the southeast of the Bahamas is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the tourism report by The Telegraph, this island has 10.42546376 annual tourists per residents.
Aruba

Aruba

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A tiny island country in the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba has 10.31870554 annual tourists per residents. The island’s dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and great surfing destination makes it a great tourism spot.