World’s Biggest Travellers in 2017

The relaxation of borders, increased personal wealth and the influx of budget airlines has made travelling abroad a lot more common in the past few decades. Now, people from all walks of life enjoy travelling abroad in search of sunnier climates, different cultures and great food.

International relocation firm MoveHub conducted a study to find out which countries have the most well-traveled citizens. Using data from the World Bank and the World Tourism Organisation, MoveHub looked at the number of international tourist departures from 111 countries from the years 2007 to 2016 to determine which citizens made the most amount of international trips per capita.

Despite having the highest GDP in the world, American citizens were among the least internationally traveled, taking only 0.2 trips a year per person. Only 46% of Americans have a passport as of 2017, and the country gets far fewer days in leave each year than others.

Check the 10 countries with the most well-traveled citizens:

10. Albania — 1.36 trips per year, per person.

9. Denmark — 1.4 trips per year, per person.

8. Switzerland — 1.42 trips per year, per person.

7. Singapore — 1.44 trips per year, per person.

6. Ireland — 1.44 trips per year, per person. 

5. Finland — 1.46 trips per year, per person.

4. Sweden — 1.5 trips per year, per person.

3. Hungary — 1.62 trips per year, per person.

2. Luxembourg —2.56 trips per year, per person. 

1. Hong Kong — 11.4 trips per year, per person. This comes in spite of a recent slowdown in the Hong Kong economy of recent years. Despite the slight economic lapse, citizens of Hong Kong are travelling abroad as much as ever, due to a relatively high GDP per capita, 12 annual bank holidays a year, and further holidays companies are legally required to give their employees.