25 Most Well-Traveled Nationalities In The World

Indonesia

Indonesia

Human kind has been on the move since the first of us came to be. Even before the benefit of being able to fly places became thing, humans have been searching for other places to hang out.

China

China

Whether for food, water, or just out of sheer curiosity and human spirit, ever since our early ancestors, the homo sapiens, set foot out of Africa more than a million years ago, we've been seeking new lands.

Brazil

Brazil

Of course, various technologies have aided in the spread over the many years since. Also, the reasons  have evolved...

Belgium

Belgium

Whereas initially perhaps those reasons related simply to survival and growth, people have also been motivated by the will to conquer through war, and the sheer curiosity of experiencing new lands.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Thanks to the modern airplane, we're now able to reach pretty much any part of the world we choose in a fairly short time. Perhaps the whole thing will result in race not being an issue at all, some time in the future.

Singapore

Singapore

But for now, it just gives us a chance to get somewhere else and have an experience that we wouldn't have been afforded without the opportunity to travel. Of course, there are barriers in the way for many...

Italy

Italy

Depending upon where you happen to be in the world, and of course, which country your passport happens to have been issued by, you may or may not have freedom to travel where you choose.

Mexico

Mexico

Then there's that other major factor when considering travel; having the money to do so. There so many places where going on a holiday is simply not an option because it's beyond affordability. Let's be honest, there are many places where even the basics of life are not met, let alone taking a vacation.

Netherlands

Netherlands

So, these factors and many others such as culture and religion, will influence who travels where. Some people might be more inclined to travel to certain places based on their interests, and of course, the information and advertising they are exposed to.

Japan

Japan

Then there are the travelers who, while they want to leave their home for a vacation, they have no interest (or perhaps money) in leaving their own country....

Austria

Austria

The nations included on this list are ranked from 25 to 1 from least likely to travel to most likely to travel. The data is taken from Timetric's 2013 study of global travel habits .

Switzerland

Switzerland

Not every person has the same approach to travel and not every person considers travel in the same way, regardless of whether or not money is an issue.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

For example, we already saw that Saudi Arabia is on the list and despite many of its citizens having a very high disposable income when compared to the world as a whole, they are not up near the top of the list, suggesting that perhaps they stay at home for cultural reasons.

Germany

Germany

Germans, on the other hand, it seems will take any opportunity to visit the beach in Spain or Italy. Yet, they still take twice as many trips within their own country, as they do outside of it.

Spain

Spain

When it comes to the Spanish, it would seem they like to stay at home. In fact, they're fifteen times more likely to do so than to go abroad. It's hard to blame them really when you have a look at how rich and diverse their culture, food and landscape is.

France

France

This one is interesting; French people spend less on travel than most other Europeans (who can afford it). Why? Perhaps it's because their's is the most-visited country in the world, and they are far more likely to stay in their own country than leave it to see the rest of the world. That's not saying that French don't travel abroad, just that a far greater percentage stay within France. Therefore, they're going to spend less money getting to where they want to go!

Australia

Australia

One out of three Australian travels abroad. This might not sound like a whole lot to many Europeans, but when one considers how far away it is from most of the world, it's a high number really. Then consider that Australians are three times more likely to travel within their own country than go abroad, and that's a lot of Aussies on the move. Perhaps it has much to do with relatively high income compared to many other countries.

Canada

Canada

Despite the wealth of natural beauty on offer (not to mention the many foreigners who visit) Canadians are actually more likely to go abroad. Admittedly, most of those are over the border, but it is international travel. Perhaps it's to escape the cold of winter.

New Zealand

New Zealand

Many smaller countries appear to have citizens who travel abroad and yet, the Kiwis are far more likely to stay inside the country. Maybe that's got something to do with the fact that even though the population is tiny (about 4.5 million), the country itself is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Only 25% of Hong Kong is built up city, despite the fact that we probably associate it with nothing but concrete. Hong Kong itself is the single most visited city on the planet. It would seem that people from Hong Kong are the odd ones out on this list in that most people who take a vacation from Hong Kong, actually take a vacation from Hong Kong - in that, they leave.

Norway

Norway

The Norwegians are the first Scandinavians on the list as the 5th most well-traveled nation. Let's be honest, they won't be the last!

Denmark

Denmark

The Nordic countries might thank a number of factors for being among the most well-traveled in the world. Be it the extremely high incomes when compared to much of the world, or the favorable exchange rates, among others.

Sweden

Sweden

For much the same reason as the last two, Swedes are frequent travelers too.

United States of America

United States of America

Americans travel a lot. They're the second most well-traveled people on Earth. The difference between them and all the others in the top five, is not just that they're the only non-Nordic country - it's that they're the only ones who are way more likely to only travel within their own borders.

I guess it makes sense - the States is a huge place with a hugely diverse landscape to go with a strong sense of patriotism.

Finland

Finland

The Finns are the most well-traveled people on the planet. Interestingly, only people from Hong Kong travel more abroad. But nobody travels more when both domestic and international travel is tallied up.