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Top Travel Destinations and Most Visited Places of 2016

Since it’s summer, it’s a good time to look at the world’s top travel destinations. Of course, there are a lot of ways to look at what might be considered a “top destination,” and below are several rankings that look at destinations around the world in terms of different metrics. For example, one ranking shows self-reports of tourist favourites, another shows specific sites in terms of popularity, and yet another shows the hard numbers, looking at how many visitors stayed overnight inside the country’s borders. Whatever you consider to indicate a “top” destination, the rankings are below.

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Are You a National or a Global Citizen?

Global Village

A recent poll looked at the opinions of 20,000 people in 18 countries around the world regarding self-perceptions of citizenship. It showed that a significant amount of people – more than half – agreed that they consider themselves as “global citizens” more than a citizen of their own nationality.

As the World Economic Forum mentions, “The big increase of this sentiment is being driven largely by emerging economies, such as Nigeria (73% feel they are global citizens), China (71%), Peru (70%), and India (67%).” The poll also shows that ever since 2009, following the global economic crisis, industrialized nations are less likely to agree.

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