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Tourism Expenditure

Map No. 24

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Territory size shows the spending of residents (in US dollars) when they make tourist visits abroad. The four biggest tourist spenders are the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan.

The average tourist spending in 2003 was US$ 92 per person in the world. However, this is unevenly distributed. At a territorial level per capita spending ranges from US$ 6 005 to four US cents. The highest per capita tourist spenders are the Luxembourgeois, Kuwaitis and Austrians. Afghanistanis, the Burmese/Myanmars and Ethiopians spend the least per capita as tourists

"Carrying cash from one developed country to another is simply not necessary anymore. Using Visa payment cards is easier and safer." Kamran Siddiqi, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of world international tourist spending by residents of each territory.

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