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<br><br>INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS FOR THE TOP 15 COUNTRIES.<br><br><br><br>The precarious global economy, along with a decline in international tourism, has clobbered the luxury goods market. While the Japanese are beginning to travel again, the...

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS FOR THE TOP 15 COUNTRIES.

The precarious global economy, along with a decline in international tourism, has clobbered the luxury goods market. While the Japanese are beginning to travel again, the outlook remains uncertain. These numbers tell the story of Sept. 11 and its impact on world travel.

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France: 2001 Visitors: 76.5 million; 2000 Visitors: 75.6 million; Change: 1.2%; September 2001: -30%

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Spain: 2001 Visitors: 49.5 million; 2000 Visitors: 47.9 million; Change: 3.4%; September 2001: 2.7%

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United States: 2001 Visitors: 45.5 million; 2000 Visitors: 50.9 million; Change: -10.6%; September 2001: -29.1%

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Italy: 2001 Visitors: 39 million; 2000 Visitors: 41.2 million; Change: -5.3%; September 2001: -10.9%

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China: 2001 Visitors: 33.1 million; 2000 Visitors: 31.2 million; change: 6.2%; September 2001: Not available

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United Kingdom: 2001 Visitors: 23.6 million; 2000 Visitors: 25.5 million; change: -7.4%; September 2001: -11%

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Mexico: 2001 Visitors: 19.8 million; 2000 Visitors: 20.6 million; change: -4%; September 2001: -24%

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Canada: 2001 Visitors: 19.7 million; 2000 Visitors: 19.7 million; Change: 0%; September 2001: -19.3%

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Austria: 2001 Visitors: 18.2 million; 2000 Visitors: 18 million; Change: 1.1%; September: -9%

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Germany: 2001 Visitors: 17.9 million; 2000 Visitors: 19 million; Change: -5.9%; September 2001: -16.5%

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Hungary: 2001 Visitors: 15.3 million; 2000 Visitors: 15.6 million; Change: -1.5%; September 2001: 0.1%

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Poland: 2001 Visitors: 15 million; 2000 Visitors: 17.4 million; Change: -13.8%; September 2001: Not Available

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Hong Kong (China): 2001 Visitors: 13.7 million; 2000 Visitors: 13.1 million; Change: 5.1%; September 2001: -2.1%

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Greece: 2001 Visitors: 13.4 million; 2000 Visitors: 13.1 million; Change: 2%; September 2001: Not available

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Portugal: 2001 Visitors: 12.2 million; 2000 Visitors: 12.1 million; Change: 0.7%; September 2001: 0.2%

SOURCE: WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION, FRENCH MINISTRY OF TOURISM, POLISH INSTITUTE OF TOURISM AND GREECE NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION