The past 2009 year and financial crisis that shocked the world economy did not greatly surprised and did not make big adjustments to the list of the world's biggest wasters. German, American and British tourists are still wasteful and lead in the list of the most notorious squanderers. The Chinese, as expected, making the next economic miracle, are now closer to the leaders of the ranking.
The world economy revives and comes to life the tourism sector promising a long-awaited recovery after a significant downturn in 2009, which will be expressed in the growth of 3-4% in 2010. But what kind of nation are the most active tourists and which markets are the most attractive for investments in the tourist area? Having analyzed the data of the World Tourism Organization, the Sky Scanner Company published the results of the study.
The first place is occupied by the residents of Germany. Slightly more than 80 million people of this country annually spend more than 90 billion dollars on traveling around the world.
The second place is hold by the Americans, who are famous of generous tips handed out in bars and restaurants. Each year American tourists squander about 79.7 billion dollars on traveling.
On the third place are located British tourists renowned for their often provocative behavior. Every year, attracted by the cheap flights and low-cost apartments, wasters from the British Isles spend the amount equivalent to 68.5 billion U.S. dollars. Britons tired of bad weather are attracted by the sun, sea and beaches, and therefore one of the most popular areas remains sunny Spain.
The fourth place is for the spendthrifts from France, which is also one of the most popular tourist destinations attracting tourist with its exquisite cuisine, wine and romance. Every year French wasters empty their wallets for the equivalent of 42.1 billion U.S. dollars.
On the fifth place, with an increase in spending on travel compared with the previous year by 21.4%, were the tourists from China. The gigantic economic boom witnessed in the last decade has created in the Chinese society a confident middle class that spawned a huge wave of Chinese tourists who are traveling in groups in the most remote corners of the globe and annually spend about 36.2 billion U.S. dollars.
The sixth place is traditionally occupied by the extremely emotional Italian tourists. Each year Italian travelers leave abroad about 30.8 billion U.S. dollars.
The seventh place with substantially reducing spending on travel by 7.9% per year is hold by the tourists from Japan. Famous for their discipline, traditionally high tipping and incredible thirst for cultural relaxation, Japanese tourists spent 27.9 billion dollars per year.
Canadian tourists, who are among the most disciplined and cherished throughout the world with the annual spent on travel in the amount of 26.9 billion U.S. dollars, occupy the eighth place in the ranking.
The famous spenders from Russia are ranked only for the ninth place with annual spending of 24.9 billion U.S. dollars. However, despite the low rating and low figures in total costs, Russians spent 11.8% more on their holidays and travel than last year. It should also be noted that an average Russian tourist annually spends on shopping, dining and entertainment during holiday in average spent 30% more than other tourists in the world.
At the bottom of the list of the top ten nations with the world's most travelers, are the tourists from Holland, whose annual spending on traveling is 21.7 billion U.S. dollars.
1. Germany - $ 91.0 billion (+2%)
2. USA - $ 79.7 billion (+4.4%)
3. United Kingdom - $ 68.5 billion (+4.4%)
4. France - $ 43.1 billion (+9.6%)
5. China - $ 36.2 billion (+21.4%)
Photo: Belaya Alesya