Top 10 countries for travel spending abroad

by Julia on February 22, 2010

Germany - home of the travel big spenders last year!

International tourism continued to thrive last year despite the recession, proving that you really shouldn’t ditch your plans for an adventure vacation! In fact, only the Japanese spent less on international tourism last year and these countries spent the most;

10. Netherlands, $21.7 billion (+9.2%)
9. Russia, $24.9 billion (+11.8%)
8. Canada, $26.9 billion (+8.4%)
7. Japan, $27.9 billion (-7.9%)
6. Italy, $30.8 billion (+4.9%)
5. China, $36.2 billion (+21.4%)
4. France, $43.1 billion (+9.6%)
3. UK, $68.5 billion (+4.4%)
2. USA, $79.7 billion (+4.4%)
1. Germany, $91.0 billion (+2%)

So have you cut back your travel plans in light of the recent economic difficulties or did you still venture abroad last year? Leave us your comments below. Thanks to the Independent for the information.

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