The French now go more to Spain and Italy than to the rest of the world. But French tourists are increasingly going to visit the countries of Asia, Oceania and America.
According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), the number of tourists worldwide will increase by about 43 million people per year between 2010 and 2030! There will then be 1.8 billion international tourists in the world!
Asia and Oceania, where 22% of tourists now go, including only 4% of French tourists, will be lucky enough to have nearly 33% of tourists by 2030. A nice increase in short. And Southeast Asia will become the most visited tourist region in the world, ahead of Southern Europe.
French tourists, on the other side, go more to Southern Europe than to the rest of the world. But they spend much more time in remote areas: Asia, Oceania, America than in Europe. 15 nights on average for a French tourist in Asia, compared to 8 for a French tourist in Spain.
For now, the country with the most tourists is France, with nearly 76.8 million international tourist arrivals per year. The US and China are second and third in the ranking with about 55 million foreign tourist arrivals per year.
With more and more tourists in the world, the tourism sector will grow more and especially in emerging countries.