The Least-Visited Country in the World is This Beautiful Island
And it could cease to exist very soon...
Tourism is everywhere. The beaten-track is king. The road less-travelled no longer exists. Or does it? The least-visited country in the world has been revealed in a new report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations, and it’s the b-e-a-utiful islands of Tuvalu.
Nestled away in the South Pacific, Tuvalu was visited by just 2,000 people in 2016, and only 1,000 in 2014, despite it’s pristine beaches, natural beauty, and super low crime rates.
There’s a handful of guesthouses and hotels on the islands if you do decide to plan a trip - although you might have to be quick, because unfortunately the islands have another claim to fame - and it’s not a good one.
The U.N. lists the country as one of the areas most likely to disappear into ocean this century thanks to rising sea levels due to climate change.
It’s a fact that has caused many Tuvalu locals to relocate to New Zealand and South Pacific countries in recent years, in fear of extreme flooding and rising waters.
By Lizzie Cox