Travelling has been a part and parcel of lives world over since the advent of humanity. However, the activity has never been so easier as it’s been since the invention of the airplane less than a century ago. It’s grown to such proportions that tourism is a mega-industry now employing nearly 10% of the world’s population and contributing 9 per cent to the combined GNP of all the nations. Some of these countries attracting visitors in hordes are advanced countries in their own right while some are tiny pristine gems that serve as magnets to those seeking adventure and to be closer to nature. Below is a list of 25 countries that are global hot spots for tourist activity.
The Mediterranean coastline of Croatia is a hug draw for tourists from world over. The Dalmatian coastline is among the most scenic of spots with blue waters, amazing sunsets, opportunities for diving and snorkeling and medieval architecture dotting it’s shoreline. Split and Dubrovnik are two important coastal cities and are gateways to Croatia’s magical coastline. This tiny Slavic nation drew in a staggering 18.5 million visitors in 2017 up from 11.6 million in 2014.