"To Travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
You must have heard of places or countries that are most travelled to or countries that are least travelled to, however, the list that we are going to post forward today is of countries that are simply struck by the wanderlust and want to explore their own country and the regions beyond like nobody else does in the world. The reasons for their desire to travel might be varied-to name a few, high GDP, economic security, cultural desire to travel and many more-but they are definitely bitten by the travel bug and have thus earned the title of being the "well-travelled countries” across the world. Let us see the list of countries that have kept up high standards for the travelling communities across the world.
1. Land of a thousand Lakes - Finland
The land of a thousand lakes has certainly more than one reason to travel within their own country as well as abroad. The Timetric survey reveals that Finland is the most well-travelled country in the world, with the average Finn making 7.5 trips a year, including stays at home and abroad. Logistical data will tell you various reasons as to why Finnish people travel a lot- high incomes and low unemployment rates-but there is a cultural attribute that makes Finnish people more travel oriented. Finnish people are warm, open and sincere, something that would make them more receptive especially when they travel.
2. The land of Dreams - United States
According to the survey, Americans prefer to explore their own country more than understanding the world outside. The average person's number of trips verge to 6.7 a year. Even though international tourism might be limited, USA still outdoes many countries in travelling domain. Tourism experts and avid travelers attribute Americans' lack of interest in international travel to reasons that include the United States' own rich cultural and geographic diversity, an American skepticism and/or ignorance about international destinations and last, but not the least, a work culture that prevents Americans from taking long vacations abroad.
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3. The land of midnight sun - Sweden
Sweden is always listed as the best places to live in the world. Agreeably so, Swedish people would make up the best of the travelling community due to their security and quality of life available at home. On average, Swedes take 1.5 outbound trips and 4.4 domestic trips a year.
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4. The Land of ancient Stories - Denmark
Denmark’s proximity with the rest of Europe leads to the rise of this nation as a travelling community. From Denmark, people can easily go to other parts of Scandinavia and Europe, or from North America, or even further afield. Denmark is easily accessible by air, sea, road or rail. Moreover, Denmark is one of those countries where Scandinavian families own a second home. In Denmark, around 1 out of 6 families own a second home, resulting in an average of 3.9 domestic trips a year and 5.3 total trips.
5. The Land Of Fjords, Trolls, And Vikings - Norway
It seems that Scandanavia has decided to be the most well-travelled region in the world. With the total number of trips per year in Norway averaging at 5.2, this is one nation that loves to explore. According to the economists, the cost of living is relatively expensive in Scandinavian countries, meaning that if they go abroad they'll often get more value for money.
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6. The Asian Rising Economy - Hong Kong
Travelers from Hong Kong love to explore the world around. Its domestic tourism might be nonexistent (0.03) but the international tourism is simply insuperable with 4.3 outbound trips a year. The reason behind this can be that since Hong Kong is such a small country to explore, people love to go out in search of varied terrains and weathers.
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7. The land of the long white cloud - New Zealand
While New Zealand might be one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world itself, it also houses the zealous enthusiasts who like to explore their own country as well as world abroad. On average, New Zealanders make 4.3 total trips a year and make less outbound trips (0.5) while the number of domestic trips is higher (3.8).
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8. The Land of Maple Leaves - Canada
Canadians make 1 outbound trip and 3.2 domestic trips a year, on an average. A country as vast as Canada does not need to travel to distant landscapes prior to exploring their own.
9. The Land of wildlife - Australia
Australians love to explore their own wide terrain. In a similar trend to New Zealand, Australians make considerably more domestic trips (3.4) than outbound trips (0.4). The reason might be the Australians are endowed with an exploratory spirit that does not make them sit back at home. Also, travelling is a part of Australian culture of which they are proud of.
10. The Land of Romance - France
‘des gens incroyables’- indeed French people stand for the most amazing travellers in the world. There is something romantic and elegant about the way French people capture the essence of a foreign city or a country be it through literature, photography or art. The travel statistics of French people underlines the fact that they revel in exploring their own country more than exploring others with 3.1 domestic trips compared to 0.4 outbound trips.
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So here's your answer to which country travels the most. Which of these travelling communities do you like the most? Let us know.