These are the least visited countries in the world

These are the least visited countries in the world

October 22, 2018 Off By admin

 

One of the biggest problems of many destinations in the world is the invasion of tourists: in 2017 there were more than 1,300 million arrivals of people who traveled the planet, according to statistics from the World Tourism Organization. We always talk about the most visited: France with 86.9 million; Spain with 81.8, the United States with 76.9; China with 60.7 and Italy with 58.3

But you also have to check the other end of the table, the the countries that receive the least tourists. Here they go:

Tuvalu received 2,000 visitors last year.

Tuvalu received 2,000 visitors last year.

1. Tuvalu

Tuvalu has four coral reefs and five atolls. Only 2,000 visitors arrived in 2017 to this island that may resemble the typical paradise of postcards.

However, it usually appears in the news for an unpleasant reason: studies say that it would be the first country to go underwater due to global warming and the increase in the level of the oceans.

2. Kiribati and the Marshall Islands

Some 6,000 tourists visited this archipelago of 33 coral atolls and turquoise lagoons. As you imagine: a true paradise for snorkeling, diving and other water sports.

Coral atolls and turquoise water: Kiribati.

Coral atolls and turquoise water: Kiribati.

Some arrive here because, being next to the global date line, it is the first inhabited place on the planet to receive the new year.

The Marshall Islands also counted 6,000 visitors. Its name refers to Captain John Marshall, who together with Thomas Gilbert explored these islands in 1788.

3. Montserrat

Located in the Caribbean, this island of the Lesser Antilles, dependent on the United Kingdom and southeast of Puerto Rico, was once a popular holiday destination, but failed to recover from natural disasters such as the passage of hurricane Hugo in 1989, and especially the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano, in 1995, which largely buried its capital, Plymotuh.

Montserrat: 8,000 tourists.

Montserrat: 8,000 tourists.

Anyway, the volcano is one of the strong attractions for much of the 8,000 tourists who visit it, as well as beautiful beaches, of course.

4. Niue

This island country in the South Pacific Ocean – known as the Rock of Polynesia – received 10,000 visitors in 2017. It maintains a status of free association with New Zealand.

It is considered one of the largest coral islands in the world.

5. Solomon Islands

Located in Oceania, these islands make up an independent island country, made up of two archipelagos that, in total, total 990 islands. Beach, diving and wildlife observation are part of the activities developed by tourists who arrive here, which in 2017 totaled 26,000.

The images that are repeated are divers, beaches of clear sands, turquoise and transparent waters and the green vegetation that accompanies the scenery.

6. Comoros

Comoros, between Mozambique and Madagascar.

Comoros, between Mozambique and Madagascar.

Another group of islands, in this case in the Indian Ocean between the coasts of Mozambique and Madagascar, received 28,000 tourists in 2017. It is a paradise of impressive volcanic landscapes, forests, fauna in which the lemurs and the bats of the fruit stand out, and extremely calm villages.

7. Sao Tome and Principe

Peace and tranquility characterize Sao Tome and Principe, a series of islands almost off the coast of Gabon, Africa, in the Atlantic, where you can see humpback whales and dolphins and enjoy diving sites.

Selva, Portuguese colonial architecture and virgin beaches: that came to find the 29,000 tourists who arrived at the place last year.

It is the largest microstate in the world.

Sao Tome and Principe, off the coast of Africa.

Sao Tome and Principe, off the coast of Africa.

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