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Top 15 destinations where tourists outnumber locals (2016 figures)

Rank 15. The Bahamas – 3.8 annual tourists per resident

15 nations where tourists outnumber locals

Yahoo India Finance Team
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Iceland is considering imposing a ‘nature tax’ to help preserve the raw beauty and limit tourist arrivals as the country witnessed seven times more tourists than locals in 2016. By the end of this year, the country is poised to welcome 2.3 million visitors.

With just 3,40,000 residents spread across 40,000 square miles, the number of tourists visiting Iceland has nearly quadrupled to around 1.8 million tourists since 2010, with the number of overnight stays amounting to a total of 7.8 million in 2016.

Let us take a quick look at destinations where tourists outnumber locals as per UNWTO data:

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