France set to be most visited country in the world by 2025

New data places the country ahead of competitor, Spain, which overtook France in 2021

Jan 13, 2023

According to the latest report by GlobalData, ‘Tourism Destination Market Insight: Western Europe (2022)’, France held the title of most visited country in the world prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming 88.1 million visitors in 2019. However, it was overtaken by Spain in 2021.

  • Key takeaways
  • France is now set to re-claim the title, with the number of international arrivals expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.1% between 2022 and 2025;
  • The country is not only popular with travelers from Europe itself, but it is also popular with visitors from further afield, including China and the United States;
  • By 2025, Spain is expected to attract 89.5 million international visitors.

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