By Michael R. DeGrootePublished Feb 05, 2019 06:03:59In a record-breaking year for tourism, the U.S. tourism industry posted a record $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2018, with the U-S.
still a big player in the world.
In 2018, there were 1.7 billion visitors visiting the United States, according to data from the Federal Tourism Administration.
That’s an increase of 9.4 percent from 2017.
The U.K. ranked fourth in the number of visitors, with 7.9 million, followed by Canada with 7 million.
Mexico ranked ninth with 5.6 million visitors.
The United Kingdom saw its population grow by 2.7 million, while Canada’s population shrank by 1.6 percent.
The number of U.N. member countries increased by more than 1 million people in 2018.
The world’s top 10 cities in 2018 saw the biggest increases in visitors.
Chicago jumped from No. 1 to No. 3, while the United Kingdom climbed from No., 4, to No., 8.
The top 10 in terms of dollar value also saw a big increase in 2018 with Seoul rising from No 4 to No 5, Tokyo from No 7 to No 9 and London from No 10 to No 11.
China, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Malaysia and South Korea all posted record increases in the amount of travelers.
In fact, Singapore saw a 20 percent increase in the country’s tourism revenues in the year.
The Asia-Pacific region saw the largest increase, up 20.3 percent to more than $3 trillion.
South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Brunei and Japan saw big increases in their tourism revenues.
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