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"Most visited monuments worldwide"

This is a list of the most visited national monuments, including palaces, historical monuments and historic sites. It does not include churches, religious shrines and pilgrimage sites.


The top 10 visited landmarks are spread across nine different countries.


Sources used to compile the list include an annual survey of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) in the United Kingdom; the U.S. National Park Service list of National Monuments, Patrimonio Nacional of Spain, and the French and Russian Ministries of Culture.


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Source: Wikipedia


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"Top Airlines by Passengers Carried (2020)"

Top 5 include American and Chinese airlines. The pandemic in 2020 had a devastating impact on the airline industry, which endured a 66% decrease in global air traffic that year.


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Source: IATA


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"Highest int'l tourism by arrivals (2019)"

International Tourism in 2019 before the pandemic.


International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited.


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Source: World Tourism Organization, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files