recently released two new graphs/maps (and I love maps!), showing how much each country’s residents spend when they travel, and how much other people spend when they visit.

Here’s how much people spend in the countries that they visit:


And here’s how much each country’s residents spend when they go on holiday:


I think it’s pretty cool. Also, you’ll note that South Africa is a net recipient of tourist money (as is the United States and Australia, oddly enough).

China, on the other hand…

Perhaps why the ‘Asian Tourist’ is such a stereotype?

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