International tourism, expenditures for travel items (current US$)

Definition: International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries. The goods and services are purchased by, or on behalf of, the traveler or provided, without a quid pro quo, for the traveler to use or give away. These may include expenditures by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are so important as to justify a separate classification. Excluded is the international carriage of travelers, which is covered in passenger travel items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Description: The map below shows how International tourism, expenditures for travel items (current US$) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is China, with a value of 164,859,000,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Samoa, with a value of 1,500,000.00.

Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Gap-filled total

Periodicity: Annual