Certainly when it comes to finding out what the top ten travel destinations are there are a plethora of sites around on the web today which can offer you a list all of which say is the definitive one. However probably the best place to start looking for the top travel destinations around the globe is by having a look at what the World Tourism Organization website has to say on the subject.
Each year the World Tourism Organization will release data that lists the countries that have had the most number of visitors to theirs from other ones. Plus it also helps to show those countries which have seen an increase in the number of foreign visitors visiting their shores. For example in 2005 the number of tourists visiting China has nearly doubled and the same could be seen for Turkey as well.
Currently the most popular continent to be visited by most world travellers today is Europe with Italy being the top destination of all European countries. Whilst France, UK, Spain and Germany then follow close behind. Around 18% of all world travellers to Europe go to Italy, France and Spain. The reason why Europe is so popular is because of the architecture, culture and the history of many of its major towns and cities.
Another popular destination with other travellers around the world is Africa with Egypt being the most popular of all countries in this region with both South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Rwanda being close behind for visitors to come to.
However if you are looking for something a little more exotic then certainly in recent years the number of tourists taking a vacation in China is on the increase. In fact people are looking to visit countries such as China, Japan and Thailand as they have grown without being too strongly influenced by Western ways and methods.
In fact as previously mentioned the best place to search for details of the top ten travel destinations around the world today is to look at the World Tourism Organization site. Currently you will soon discover that it is Western European countries which are dominating the top of many lists now to be found online.