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25 most tourism-dependent countries in the world

Last updated on: June 25, 2012 14:17 IST

Image: A reveler from the Portuguese village of Aveiro playfully chases a tourist during the Iberian Mask parade in Lisbon.
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There are many countries that depend on tourism, but some depend more than others.

Here we take a look at some nations whose economies are built around tourism, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

Source: Business Insider

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25 most tourism-dependent countries in the world

Image: A view of British Virgin Islands.
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British Virgin Islands

Tourism receipts per capita: $17,621

Population: 24,000

Average tourist spends: $1,285

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Image: Women play slot machines at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau.
Photographs: Victor Fraile/Reuters

Macau

Tourism receipts per capita: $16,797

Population: 557,400

Average tourist spends: $900

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Tags: , Tourism , Macau

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Image: A kite surfer is silhouetted in Aruba.
Photographs: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Aruba

Tourism receipts per capita: $14,771

Population: 101,484

Average tourist spends: $1,445

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Image: A view of a beach on US Virgin Islands.

US Virgin Islands

Tourism receipts per capita: $12,466

Population: 106,405

Average tourist spends: $2,495

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Image: A view of Turks and Caicos.
Photographs: Courtesy, turksandcaicostourism.com

Turks and Caicos

Tourism receipts per capita: $12,420

Population: 44,493

Average tourist spends: $1,885

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Image: The downtown waterfront area of Georgetown, Grand Caymans, the capital of the island.
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Cayman Islands

Tourism receipts per capita: $12,042

Population: 55,456

Average tourist spends: $1,995

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Image: A view of the city of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Luxembourg

Tourism receipts per capita: $7,909

Population: 511,800

Average tourist spends: $4,170

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Bahamas

Tourism receipts per capita: $6,288

Population: 353,658

Average tourist spends: $1,205

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Image: A view of a Bermuda beach.
Photographs: Courtesy, bermuda.com

Bermuda

Tourism receipts per capita: $5,451

Population: 64,237

Average tourist spends: $1,305

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Anguilla

Tourism receipts per capita: $5,319

Population: 15,236

Average tourist spends: $1,280

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Antigua and Barbuda

Tourism receipts per capita: $4,947

Population: 86,295

Average tourist spends: $1,375

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Tags: , Tourism , Barbuda , Antigua

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Image: An aerial view of islands in Palau.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

Palau

Tourism receipts per capita: $4,842

Population: 21,000

Average tourist spends: $1,020

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Cook Islands

Tourism receipts per capita: $3,396

Population: 17,791

Average tourist spends: $865

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Image: A view of Larnaca beach, Cyprus.
Photographs: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Cyprus

Tourism receipts per capita: $2,904

Population: 838,897

Average tourist spends: $960

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Image: A view of capital Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

St Kitts and Nevis

Tourism receipts per capita: $2,652

Population: 54,000

Average tourist spends: $875

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Image: Surfers look at a rainbow in Teahupoo, Tahiti.
Photographs: Joseba Etxaburu/Reuters

French Polynesia

Tourism receipts per capita: $2,076

Population: 274,000

Average tourist spends: $2,610

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Image: Visitors watch re-enactors perform sword fights during the Medieval Mdina Festival in Mdina, Malta's former capital city.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Malta

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,990

Population: 417,617

Average tourist spends: $1,090

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Image: Rodney Bay in St Lucia.
Photographs: Simon Baker/Reuters

St Lucia

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,985

Population: 166,526

Average tourist spends: $1,090

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Image: A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre at Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Austria

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,876

Population: 8,452,835

Average tourist spends: $790

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Tags: , Austria

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Image: People walk through streets of Croatia's most popular Adriatic destination of Dubrovnik.
Photographs: Nikola Solic/Reuters

Croatia

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,523

Population: 4,290,612

Average tourist spends: $865

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Image: An aerial view shows Saint-George Yacht Club surrounded by construction work in Beirut.
Photographs: Cynthia Karam/Reuters

Lebanon

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,433

Population: 4,259,000

Average tourist spends: $4,230

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Image: People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Switzerland

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,417

Population: 7,952,600

Average tourist spends: $1,405

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Image: An aerial view showing the Legislative Council building located in Hong Kong's Central business district.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,313

Population: 7,103,700

Average tourist spends: $660

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Image: Tourists take pictures at the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo.
Photographs: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

Egypt

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,275

Population: 82,240,000

Average spent per tourist: $245

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25 most tourism-dependent countries in the world

Image: The ancient temple of the Parthenon is illuminated on the Acropolis Hill in Athens.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

Greece

Tourism receipts per capita: $1,209

Population: 10,787,690

Average tourist spends: $965

Tags: Tourism , Greece