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Places where tourists outnumber the locals
Posted on 27/05/2017


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Have you ever gone on holiday and felt like the entire place was solely populated by tourists? Some areas are so popular amongst holiday makers that the number of people visiting is actually higher than the number of locals. Based on the ration of tourists to locals, we have compiled a list of 20 places where the visitors outnumber the local population.

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  • Andorra

    Andorra, officially known as The Principality of Andorra, is a landlocked micronation in Southwestern Europe. Andorra's location in the Pyrenees Mountains and the fact that it is bordered by both Spain and France means that it offers intriguing mix of cultures to its visitors. The principality has a population of 85,470 and for each of its residence it gets 33.53057199 tourists each year.

  • Macao

    Macao is officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. It is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River Delta in East Asia. Macao is a resort city known primarily for its luxury hotels and casinos. Since 2006 it has had the largest gaming revenue in the world. It has a population of 650,900 people and gets 24.78871897 tourists for each citizen.

  • British Virgin Islands
    British Virgin Islands

    Located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands make up the Virgin Islands Archipelago. The British Virgin Islands are only 150-square-kilometre and are made up of more than 50 islands and cays. Tourism is the main industry on the islands which accounts for over 45% of the national income. With a population of 28,054, the British Virgin Islands get 12.81668161 tourists for each one citizen.

  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    Turks and Caicos Islands

    Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies. The islands are primarily known for their resorts as well as offshore financial center. With a population of 31,458 there are on average 10.42546376 tourists for each local.

  • Aruba

    Aruba, found in southern Caribbean Sea, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it is located about 29 kilometers north of the coast of Venezuela. Unlike other islands found in the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and a cactus-strewn landscape. Aruba's climate is considered one of the key reasons behind its booming tourist industry. According to the 2010 census, the island has 102,484 inhabitants with an average of 10.31870554 for each local.


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