Bangkok, Thailand, is the city that is the world's most popular as a tourist destination, with almost 16 million visitors in 2013. A big factor is that it is near China, the county that spends the most on international tourism, at more than $100 billion US Dollars (USD) per year. London, England, was second to Bangkok in 2013, with about 15.96 million tourists. Paris, France, was third in popularity at almost 14 million visitors, even though less than 20% of France's tourists actually visit Paris.
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- One out of every five travel destinations is to a country other than the one where the tourist lives.
- The US receives the most money brought in by foreign tourists, at roughly $126 billion USD in 2012.
- More than half of all tourist trips are for leisure, and about one-fourth are for health or religious purposes.