This blog post was updated on October 5, 2018.
China has eclipsed Spain to become the world’s third largest tourism destination, according to new numbers from the United Nations Tourism Organization.
55.7 million tourists made the trip to China last year. The United States remained at number one in 2010, drawing 78.95 million visitors.
France finished second, welcoming 60.88 million people on the year.
While Spain drew fewer tourists than China, it did attract a larger volume of big spenders. The nation raked in an impressive $52.5 billion in tourism revenue, finishing behind only the United States.