The US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have all seen strong growth in tourism over the past year.
Here’s how to watch the tourism surge from these countries: Australia Australia has been one of the most popular destinations in the world for tourists over the last year, according to the latest figures from the Tourism Industry Association of Australia (TIAA).
The country was up 5.4 per cent year-on-year, while the US was up 3.3 per cent.
It is the best performer in the top five countries for tourists, followed by France, Germany, the UK, Spain and Italy.
The US had a 0.8 per cent rise in the number of international visitors, and Canada was up 4.6 per cent, while New Zealand was up 2.2 per cent and Australia was up 1.8 percent.
The biggest rise was seen in New Zealand, where the number grew by 20.5 per cent to 4.5 million visitors.
Australia had the second-best performance, with a 6.9 per cent increase, while Canada was down 2.4 percent and France was down 1.9 percent.
In comparison, the US posted a 1.5 percent drop in the numbers of visitors in 2015.
“The tourism boom has had an incredible impact on the economy in Australia and the rest of the world,” TIAA chief executive David Legg said in a statement.
“With record numbers of international tourists and a strong economy, we are seeing record numbers and record earnings from our overseas clients.”
The biggest boost to Australian tourism came from New Zealand.
The country had a 2.7 per cent jump in the tourism numbers, while China was up 8.1 per cent in the same time period.
Germany, New Zealand and Italy also saw record growth.
However, New York, New Jersey and California were not among the top ten tourism destinations in 2016, as the US had the fourth-biggest number of visitors, behind only the UK and Germany.
“Tourism is the lifeblood of our economy, providing thousands of jobs, paying taxes and supporting the Australian economy,” Mr Legg added.
The Australian government announced in January it would be cutting the number, hours and duration of visas for foreign workers in the country.
“We’re doing that in an unprecedented way,” Mr Turnbull said in January.
“I don’t think any other country can say this about their visa system: ‘We will not accept anyone that is not a Australian citizen or permanent resident.'”
He also said that the government would consider the repatriation of all foreign workers who had lived and worked in Australia for at least five years.
The government announced that it would limit the number and length of Australian visa extensions to three years from the current five.