Where International Visitors to New York City Come From

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The ten countries where the most visitors to New York City come from each year.

These are the top international tourism countries where the the most visitors to New York City come from each year. New York City is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and people from all over the world fly to New York each year and this article lists the top ten countries where the most international visitors arrive from. You can see the 10 Largest Hotels in New York City where many of the international tourists stay while visiting the Big Apple.

United Kingdom - 1,136,000

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Well over a million visitors a year come from the United Kingdom to visit New York City which is one of the top tourist destinations in the world not only for international tourism but also for domestic tourism. Times Square is visited by some 35 million people a year from countries all over the world. The United States has a long history of close ties to the United Kingdom and London and New York have much in common as both are financial capitals in the world.

Canada - 923,000

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The United States neighbor to the north Canada sends the 2nd most international visitors to New York City each year. In many cases Canadians can simply drive to New York City from Montreal, Quebec and Toronto which are all not that far from the New York State border though many Canadians do fly to NYC and its major airports Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark in New Jersey just across the Hudson River from New York City.

France - 553,000 

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Visitors from France are the 3rd largest international contingent that visit New York City each year. Paris certainly rivals New York City as a top international tourism destination and no doubt many people love to visit the great tourist attractions and great hotels in both beautiful cities.

Germany - 561,000 

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Germany is the 4th largest international country on the list with 561,000 Germans visiting New York City annually. Germany is also the 4th largest economy in the world and Germans spend a lot of money every year traveling and sightseeing around the world so naturally many Germans travel to NYC and stay in the cities top hotels.

Italy - 457,000 

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Some 457,000 people a year visit New York City from Italy and anybody familiar with New York knows just how positively and heavily NYC has been influenced by Italian immigrants. No doubt many tourists from Italy visit the great tourist attractions in New York including Little Italy.

Scandinavia including Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland - 401,000 

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The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are great places to visit and the people from those Scandinavian countries also like to travel and they comprise the 6th largest contingent of international tourists to New York City each year at 401,000.

Spain - 364,000 

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New York City is also popular with Spain as some 364,000 Spaniards a year fly to New York City to see the great attractions including Broadway, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.

Brazil - 354,000 

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Brazil itself especially Rio de Janeiro is a great travel destination and the Brazilians themselves love to travel to New York City as some 354,000 Brazilians visit New York each year.

Middle East - 354,000 

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New York City has rich ties to all of the Middle East as people from every Middle Eastern country live in the city. Testament to this are all the synagogues and mosques located in New York City. Many Middle Eastern countries have also invested money in real estate and other businesses in New York City including some of the largest hotels in the city. Some 354,000 visitors arrive to New York every year from the Middle East.

Australia - 312,000 

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Aussies love to travel and when they do they will usually travel for weeks or months at a time because Australia is such a long plane flight from most other countries. Obviously one of the places the Aussies love to visit is New York City.

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Posted on Aug 5, 2010
lisa leverton
Posted on Aug 5, 2010
Posted on Aug 5, 2010