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The international tourists that made 665 million trips in 2003 were primarily residents of Western Europe, North America and Eastern Europe. Very few tourists came from Central Africa, South Eastern Africa and Southern Asia. International tourism includes both crossing into a neighbouring country and taking a trans-oceanic flight.

On average the residents of Antigua and Barbuda left their islands 3.66 times per year at the other extreme residents of Angola left on average 0.0002 times per year. In other words less than 0.02% of the Angolan population made tourist visits abroad in 2003.

"Sixty nine percent of EU citizens indicated that travelling across EU borders is as easy as travelling in their own country." Elitsa Vucheva, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of the world international tourist trips made by residents of that territory abroad.


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