Primary Tourist Destinations of the World and an Evaluation of Receipts Generated

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Primary Tourist Destinations of the World
Introduction
The objective of this study is to examine the primary tourist destinations for the world and to examine the tourism receipts generated by these specific destinations. Toward this end, this work will review the recent literature published reporting on tourist destinations.
I. Receipts for 2010 by Region
Tourist destinations for Europe is reported at 306.4 billion for 2010 with the Southern Mediterranean claiming 118.7 billion, Western Europe claiming 107.1 billion, Northern Europe claiming 36.0 billion and Northern Europe claiming 44.6 billion for 2010. Asia and the Pacific 187.6 billion with North-East Asia claiming 92.3 billion, South-East Asia claiming 51.3 billion, Oceania claiming 29.7 billion and South Asia claiming 14.2 billion for 2010. (UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2011)
The Americas stated 137.4 billion in tourist income in 2010 and specifically with North American claiming 98.9 billion for 2010, the Caribbean claiming 17.8 billion for 2010, Central America claiming 5.1 billion for 2010, and South American claiming 15.5 billion in tourism income for 2010. Africa stated 23.9 billion in tourism income for 2010 with North Africa claiming 7.5 billion in tourism income and Sub-Saharan Africa claiming 16.3 billion in tourism income for 2010. Finally, the Middle East states 37.9 billion in tourism income for 2010. (UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2011)

II. Receipts Per Arrival
The total for international tourism

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