The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive decline in international tourism. Main destinations such as France, Spain, the United States, China and Italy have not reached the numbers of 2019 yet, when the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced 1.46 billion tourist arrivals worldwide. However, for less-visited destinations such as East Timor, or Caribbean paradises such as Montserrat and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the crisis could be an opportunity to start gaining visibility.
In terms of travel, the top 10 countries received 40% of the world’s total arrivals. France, Spain, and the United States lead the ranking, followed by China, Italy, Turkey, and Mexico. Thailand, Germany, and the United Kingdom complete the top 10 most visited destinations.
However, there is also a ranking for countries that barely had visitors. These destinations across the world have been affected by different factors, such as a history of violence and poverty, or not being big enough to earn international recognition. These are the top 10 least visited destinations in 2019 brought to you by Tourism Review.