Over one billion tourists travelled the world this year, a number that was up by about 50 million compared to previous years. Hugely popular and with an assortment of cultural offerings, these countries attract millions of tourists each year.
According to AOL Travel UK, over one billion tourists travelled the world this year, a number that was up by about 50 million compared to previous years.
Industry experts forecast that the number could go even higher in the coming year.
So where are the bulk of these travellers heading to? Here are 4 of the world's most visited destinations:
1. Paris, France: No surprises here, the 'City of Lights' attracted 84 million travellers in 2014, although the terror attacks in 2015 is bound to leave a dent on tourism in the coming year. Regardless, Paris has always been renowned for it's great food, fashion and general joir de vivre.
2. United States: A longtime favourite of Nigerians and indeed people around the world, the US reportedly brings in more than twice as much money as France, even as experts say that trips to the States often last longer than French getaways.
3. Spain: With it's gorgeous beaches and exotic islands, Spain attracts about 60 million people a year. It has also seen an upsurge in visitors owing to terrorist attacks on other beach, Mediterranean destinations.