Tourists Outnumbering Locals – Is it all too much?

Travel and thus ‘tourism’ is always increasing. Some destinations suffer the crowds more than others. Many of you would have heard about how cities like Barcelona and Amsterdam have, through local councils, curtailed further tourism development in their city centres – enough is enough! Where do tourists outnumber the locals? If you knew where, would you avoid these places? For this writer, a lover of statistics, the Telegraph have compiled a list of country destinations who’s citizens are outnumbered by Tourists.
The Telegraph reports that Andorra, the tiny province located in Southwestern Europe and squished right in between Spain and France, takes out the top spot, receiving an annual 33.5 tourists per resident. 2.3 million people visit Andorra, but only 700,000 actually live there.
Coming in second is Macau in East Asia, where 24. 8 tourists visit per resident. The locals make up the 650,900, while the region is visited by 2,501,21 million tourists.
In third place is British Virgin Islands, who receive 12.8 tourists per resident.
Bulgaria was a bit of a surprise to this writer whereas the likes of Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City and San Marino should perhaps not be considered as most visitors don’t stay within the confines of their borders but, pass through on the days touring. I would also contend that the Caribbean destinations mentioned have a large, fly in fly out flop and drop market, in addition to daytime visits by large cruise liner, the later of which could skew the true picture a bit.
With Iceland appearing we can see that their international marketing campaign has worked well in conjunction with the crash of their currency after the GFC.
One really needs to plan when you visit a destination and maximise the chances of minimal ‘other tourists’ 
Check out the full list:
1. Andorra – 33.53057199 (annual tourists per resident)
2. Macau – 24.78871897
3. British Virgin Islands – 12.81668161
4. Turks and Caicos Islands – 10.42546376
5. Aruba – 10.31870554
6. Monaco – 8.719620471
7. Northern Mariana Islands – 8.353005266
8. Guam – 7.905347735
9. Bahrain – 7.589107757
10. Saint Maarten – 7.142857143
11. Palau – 6.622516556
12. Cayman Islands – 6.386846099
13. US Virgin Islands – 5.812269488
14. Malta – 3.91808649
15. Hong Kong – 3.801141574
16. The Bahamas – 3.67765496
17. Bermuda – 3.433739557
18. Iceland – 3.01671891
19. Maldives – 2.945036575
20. Austria – 2.937027237
21. Curacao – 2.860035434
22. Croatia – 2.751394043
23. Antigua and Barbuda – 2.711886558
24. Seychelles – 2.508073197
25. San Marino – 2.35990057
26. Estonia – 2.224088756
27. Montenegro – 2.169064956
28. Singapore – 2.143449993
29. Cyprus – 2.094739552
30. Greece – 2.035619507
31. St. Kitts and Nevis – 2.033398114
32. Ireland – 1.899065723
33. Barbados – 1.833119293
34. St. Lucia – 1.827036903
35. Luxembourg – 1.822088345
36. Denmark – 1.808843619
37. Georgia – 1.499320468
38. Liechtenstein – 1.438810583
39. Spain – 1.400203011
40. Qatar – 1.264228724
41. Grenada – 1.254388018
42. France – 1.253839619
43. Hungary – 1.233152586
44. Slovenia – 1.16825147
45. Albania – 1.156388675
46. Slovak Republic – 1.149510052
47. Dominica – 1.114474408
48. Switzerland – 1.105107581
49. United Arab Emirates – 1.090973066
50. Bulgaria – 1.018530115
51. Czech Republic – 1.006234446
The Vatican City is not on the list because it is not on the 2014 World Bank’s database, however around 5 million people visit each year while only 842 people live there. The Telegraph estimates that’s a whopping 6,000 per citizen.

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