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Here Are the 15 Countries That Rely On Tourism

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15 Countries That Rely On Tourism

Nature has blessed many countries in the world. Unparelleled natural landscapes and unadulterated beauty have been bestowed on these countries. With time, these places have become popular with tourists and their economies have become more and more dependent on tourism as a source of income. The following list are the countries that rely on tourism in the world:

1. Macau

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The small country of Macau has a per capita tourism income  of $16,797. Travel and tourism contributes to 51% of the total employment of the country. So remember on your vacation to this sin city, you’re gambling for a good cause!

2. Seychelles

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Travel and Tourism contributes to 24.7% of the total GDP of this country. About 26.3% of the total employed people are engaged in tourism activities. This island paradise was quite affected due to the slump in major economies. Hence, you can consider Seychelles as one of the popular countries with tourist based economy.

3. Anguilla

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Anguilla has a per capita tourism income of $5319. Tourism also heavily contributes to the employment of this country- to the tune of 24.1 %. Anguilla also has the highest visitor exports compared to any other country in this list,at 86.1%.

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4. Bahamas

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About 30% of the labour force is employed by the tourism industry in Bahamas. The favorite island getaway of Americans, this island town is entirely dependent on tourism for its well being. 22% of its GDP comes from tourism and its allied activities. The per capita tourism income is $6288.

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5. Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbudo has a per capita tourism income of $4947. About 18.5% of the total GDP comes from tourism. These Caribbean islands are a true marvel and see a huge number of tourists on their shores every year.Visitor exports stood at 80.4% as of 2012

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6. St Lucia

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St Lucia welcomes over 300,000 visitors per year. Altough the economc slowdown and natural calamities have heavily impacted the economy, this country’s gorgeous beauty can’t keep visitors away forever. Torusim contributes to 13.8% of the total GDP of this country. The highest contributor after tourism is bananas.

7. Bermuda

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Bermuda has a per capita tourism income of $5451. An average tourist spends about $1305 in this country. With the huge amount of hotels here, it is no wonder that that most of the labour force is employed by this industry.

8. Cayman Islands

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The per capita tourism income of the Cayman islands is $12,042. Average tourist spend over here is about $1995.  The Cayman Islands are one of the most popular toursit attractions in the world.

9. Turks and Caicos

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The per capita tourism income here is $12,420. The total number of tourist arrivals were 1,069,497 as of 2013.

10. US Virgin Islands

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The US Virgin islands have a capital investment of 42.9% in the tourism sector. The per capita tourism income is $12,446

11. Aruba

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About 29.9% of the total employed force works in the tourism industry. Tourism and allied activities contribute to 26.5% of the total GDP here. The per capita tourism income is $14,771

12. British Virgin Islands

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Tourism employs about 32% of the total worforce on these islands. The per capita tourism income here is $17,621. The contribution of tourism is 27.1% of total GDP.

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13. French Polynesia

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Who doesn’t dream of a honeymoon at Bora Bora? This tourist based country welcomed 164,000 visitors in the year 2013. The per capita tourism income is $2076. The average tourist spends about $2610 here.

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14. Tanzania

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Tanzania saw 1,063,000 tourists in 2013. Its teeming wildlife and natural beauty is the reason why so many tourists visit every year. Travel and Tourism contributes 12.7% to the total GDP.

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15. Fiji

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Fiji saw 660,590 arrivals in 2012. The islands are popular tourist pullers and are heavily reliant on tourism for a living.

Countries that rely on tourism have historically had highly sensitive economies that have been gravely affected with financial cycles. Each of these small countires have invested heavily in the tourist’s comfort and entertainment. This makes them a sheer joy to visit- not just because of their rich natural diversity but also because they’ve gone that extra mile for you and me. Every buck you spend at these places contributes majorly to their employment and national income.  Planning a vacation now feels like a noble cause, doesn’t it?

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