Table 10.1 :   FLOW OF TOURISTS BY NATIONALITY, 2008 - 2010
Country of
 Nationality
     
No. of Tourists Percentage Share % change over previous year
2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010
Total 683,012 655,852 791,917 100.0 100.0 100.0 1.1 -4.0 20.7
Europe 497,565 462,192 505,421 72.8 70.5 63.8 0.4 -7.1 9.4
    Austria  13,462 13,274 14,944 2.0 2.0 1.9 -1.5 -1.4 12.6
    Belgium  3,368 3,437 4,386 0.5 0.5 0.6 -5.2 2.0 27.6
    Czech Republic  3,811 3,851 5,137 0.6 0.6 0.6 37.8 1.0 33.4
    Denmark  1,834 1,722 2,422 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 -6.1 40.7
    Finland  865 1,088 1,281 0.1 0.2 0.2 9.6 25.8 17.7
    France  48,100 50,373 54,789 7.0 7.7 6.9 6.2 4.7 8.8
    Germany  69,240 69,085 77,108 10.1 10.5 9.7 -4.2 -0.2 11.6
    Greece  4,926 5,406 4,630 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.6 9.7 -14.4
    Hungary  2,052 1,848 2,434 0.3 0.3 0.3 -20.1 -9.9 31.7
    Ireland  2,884 2,420 2,514 0.4 0.4 0.3 -8.4 -16.1 3.9
    Israel  1,588 1,380 2,113 0.2 0.2 0.3 21.4 -13.1 53.1
    Italy  103,824 89,292 89,596 15.2 13.6 11.3 -11.4 -14.0 0.3
    Netherlands  5,595 5,355 5,682 0.8 0.8 0.7 -13.6 -4.3 6.1
    Norway  2,596 2,120 2,153 0.4 0.3 0.3 43.6 -18.3 1.6
    Poland  3,325 3,357 3,795 0.5 0.5 0.5 25.0 1.0 13.0
    Portugal  4,150 4,822 4,555 0.6 0.7 0.6 -0.9 16.2 -5.5
    Russia  48,978 40,014 49,111 7.2 6.1 6.2 53.8 -18.3 22.7
    Slovakia  1,916 1,970 2,348 0.3 0.3 0.3 30.4 2.8 19.2
    Slovenia  1,372 1,324 1,647 0.2 0.2 0.2 14.0 -3.5 24.4
    Spain  8,217 7,279 8,912 1.2 1.1 1.1 -6.6 -11.4 22.4
    Sweden  3,542 3,165 3,638 0.5 0.5 0.5 64.8 -10.6 14.9
    Switzerland  26,983 26,783 27,766 4.0 4.1 3.5 3.1 -0.7 3.7
    Turkey  3,235 2,758 4,637 0.5 0.4 0.6 32.5 -14.7 68.1
    Ukraine  5,399 4,643 5,445 0.8 0.7 0.7 52.3 -14.0 17.3
    United Kingdom  116,821 105,950 114,158 17.1 16.2 14.4 -6.7 -9.3 7.7
    Other Europe  9,482 9,476 10,220 1.4 1.4 1.3 16.3 -0.1 7.9
 Asia  145,494 155,538 239,882 21.3 23.7 30.3 0.8 6.9 54.2
    Bangladesh  455 388 525 0.1 0.1 0.1 -64.6 -14.7 35.3
    China  41,511 60,666 118,961 6.1 9.2 15.0 15.4 46.1 96.1
    India  16,663 15,850 25,756 2.4 2.4 3.3 -3.8 -4.9 62.5
    Indonesia  581 677 818 0.1 0.1 0.1 -38.4 16.5 20.8
    Japan  38,193 36,641 38,791 5.6 5.6 4.9 -7.1 -4.1 5.9
    Korea  20,934 16,135 24,808 3.1 2.5 3.1 -0.2 -22.9 53.8
    Malaysia  3,137 3,139 3,894 0.5 0.5 0.5 4.6 0.1 24.1
    Pakistan  1,191 1,046 1,256 0.2 0.2 0.2 17.6 -12.2 20.1
    Philippines  871 979 1,066 0.1 0.1 0.1 -11.3 12.4 8.9
    Singapore  4,956 5,214 5,332 0.7 0.8 0.7 11.2 5.2 2.3
    Sri Lanka  9,752 7,833 7,872 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 -19.7 0.5
    Taiwan  2,233 1,975 3,831 0.3 0.3 0.5 10.7 -11.6 94.0
    Thailand  3,952 3,813 5,397 0.6 0.6 0.7 7.9 -3.5 41.5
    Other Asia  1,065 1,182 1,575 0.2 0.2 0.2 -45.4 11.0 33.2
 Africa  5,694 5,034 5,628 0.8 0.8 0.7 17.5 -11.6 11.8
     South Africa  3,732 2,975 3,157 0.5 0.5 0.4 13.3 -20.3 6.1
    Other Africa  1,962 2,059 2,471 0.3 0.3 0.3 26.3 4.9 20.0
 Americas  14,480 15,159 18,601 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.0 4.7 22.7
    Brazil  1,327 1,304 1,761 0.2 0.2 0.2 87.4 -1.7 35.0
    Canada  2,966 3,043 3,815 0.4 0.5 0.5 4.0 2.6 25.4
    U.S.A  8,853 9,438 11,482 1.3 1.4 1.4 -5.3 6.6 21.7
    Other Americas  1,334 1,374 1,543 0.2 0.2 0.2 3.3 3.0 12.3
 Oceania  10,574 8,404 10,756 1.5 1.3 1.4 -0.8 -20.5 28.0
    Australia  9,368 7,392 9,622 1.4 1.1 1.2 -0.4 -21.1 30.2
    New Zealand  1,184 991 1,103 0.2 0.2 0.1 3.7 -16.3 11.3
    Other Oceania  22 21 31 0.0 0.0 0.0 -80.5 -4.5 47.6
 Middle East  9,205 9,525 11,629 1.3 1.5 1.5 42.7 3.5 22.1
    Kuwait  1,340 1,181 1,409 0.2 0.2 0.2 33.5 -11.9 19.3
    Lebanon  1,139 984 1,145 0.2 0.2 0.1 72.6 -13.6 16.4
    Saudi Arabia  2,747 3,036 4,040 0.4 0.5 0.5 41.6 10.5 33.1
    United Arab Emirates  1,394 1,580 1,699 0.2 0.2 0.2 72.7 13.3 7.5
    Other Middle East  2,585 2,744 3,336 0.4 0.4 0.4 26.8 6.2 21.6
Source: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
     Department of Immigration & Emigration