The global tourism is boosting with the passage of time and number of tourists around the world is increasing. The hot favourite regions to visit in Europe include cities like Paris, London and Barcelona and they are considered the world’s most visited places with millions of visitors. However, some cities of Europe are completely ignored with hardly 10 million yearly visitors combined. Although they are veiled gems and can amaze the tourists with their features.
The data of the following countries is taken from records of the World Bank about the international arrivals and these numbers include the immediate travellers only.
1. Luxembourg with 905,000 visitors annually
Luxembourg is a country that lies in the middle of Germany and France. Luxembourg is a small and affluent country with an amazing hotchpotch of German and French cultures. This fact is obvious from the history, culture and cuisine of Luxembourg. Nevertheless, Luxembourg City usually is the last option of the visitors for nightspots, clubs and delightful time. But if someone wants to enjoy the attractive scenery and countless wines, then Luxembourg is a pretty good option.
2. Serbia with 810,000 visitors annually
After the brutal civil war of the 1990s, when the country was almost shattered into pieces, it was very difficult for Serbia-part of Yugoslavia-to brings back tourism to the country. Serbia is one of the best Eastern European cities with amazing travelling experiences. But it is a shame that it receives much fewer visitors on an annual basis as compared to other cities. Start-off with modish and trendy pubs and clubs in Belgrade and move on from there.
3. Iceland with 673,000 visitors annually
Iceland lying in the midst of the North Atlantic with a population of 320,000 is an attractive and enchanting place to draw a pretty good number of tourists, double the number of its own residents i.e. 673,000. Iceland has a number of vehemently beautiful sights waiting for its visitors such as glaciers, cascades, hot-water springs, mineral-rich geothermal spas, Whale-watching and a welcoming capital, Reykjavik. This country is connected to rest of Europe and North America through Iceland air and offers best deals on cheap flights to Reykjavik.
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina with 439,000 visitors annually
Bosnia has been a peaceful country for 20 years since the brutal civil war of the 1990s leading to international conflict, but its name educes a negative image of conflict to so many people till date. It is an underdeveloped country because of its brittle political system which reflects the traumatized nation shattered after the war due to ethnic issues. Anyhow, the place is good enough if you want to see a charismatic central city guarded by European Union Peace Corps-go and visit Sarajevo.
5. Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic with 351,000 visitors annually
The FYR of Macedonia, not to be muddled with Greek Macedonia region, is gradually developing out under the influence of Yugoslavia but is one of the less visited countries in Europe. Macedonia is, although, an interesting combo of Muslim national Albanians and Orthodox-Christian Macedonians, its disinterestedness in thematic sights does not let it rise to the height of tourist grids.